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Depression Screening

Depression Screening: Take the self-assessment!!!

October kicks off with National Mental Illness Week (October 5-9), which is intended to educate and increase awareness about mental illness. 

During this week we also raise awareness about Depression, as we work to reduce stigma on October 6th, Depression Screening Day .

  • 1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things?
  • 2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?
  • 3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?
  • 4. Feeling tired or having little energy?
  • 5. Poor appetite or overeating?
  • 6. Feeling bad about yourself – or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?
  • 7. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television?
  • 8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed?
  • 9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself?
  • 10. Have these problems made it for you at work, home, or with other people?

Assess whether you are experiencing symptoms of depression by taking the self-assessment herehttp://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screen/patient-health.

It is also important to know that depression is treatable… get answers by clicking on this linkhttps://turningpointct.org/qa-guide/.