National Depression Screening Day is held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October and sponsored by Screening for Mental Health, Inc. For more than two decades, Screening for Mental Health has developed programs to educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for common behavioral and mental health disorders and suicide. The objective is a world where mental health is viewed and treated with the same gravity as physical health, and the public’s participation in National Depression Screening Day helps make that vision a reality. National Depression Screening Day is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component. This day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services.
National Depression Screening Day pioneered Screening for Mental Health as the first, voluntary, mental health screening initiative in 1990. Twenty-five years later, this awareness day has expanded to thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations providing the program to the public each year.
National Depression Screening Day Sponsor:
Screening for Mental Health
To learn more, visit http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives
The awareness color for Depression is Lime Green.
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