National Depression Screening Day

Got the Blues? You Are Not Alone.

Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time. These feelings often happen when you lose a job, children move out of the house, during divorce, with a death in the family, or during retirement. But when changes in mood and behavior interfere with one’s ability to work, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities, it could be a sign of depression.

This week, communities across the country are raising awareness about depression and mental illness. And, today is National Depression Screening Day. If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to pause and take a moment to assess your emotional health. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment.

Meriter offers easy access to patient-centered psychiatric care through its team of mental health professionals, including hospital chaplains. Meriter’s psychiatric programs provide a safe setting to assess, provide treatment and give direction to patients. Learn about  Meriter’s Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry programs. Offering help and hope during life’s troubling times.

Click here for more information and facts about depression.

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