Friday, October 10 9:00 a.m. – noon
University of Delaware
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE
October 10, 2008 is National Depression Screening Day. The day will be observed by many community organizations, colleges and primary care providers offering free, anonymous mental health screenings in an effort to educate members of the public on the symptoms of depression and warning signs of suicide, and the appropriate actions to take. Mental health professionals will be available to speak with individuals regarding their personal situations at no cost and with no appointment necessary.
As with other illnesses, such as cancer or hypertension, the early detection of mental health disorders greatly increases the chances that an individual will receive the appropriate treatment and experience a better quality of life.
Reaching community members with undetected and untreated mental disorders has never been more important. Studies show that most Americans wait years before they seek treatment for a mental health disorder, and many never seek treatment at all. Don’t let depression rob you of the joy to be found in life. There is help for you if you think you might be one of the thousands who are dealing with depression or anxiety.
The Delaware-Maryland AgrAbility Project will mark the day by conducting a Depression Screening at the Carvel Research and Education Center, in Georgetown. This screening is open to farm families and also to those who live in the surrounding community.
Call Sally Van Schaik at (302) 253-1140 for more information. No appointment is necessary. All screenings are confidential.