National Depression Screening Day is October 7, 2021

We believe in a healthy Philadelphia for everyone. EVERYONE! That means maintaining all types of health—including mental health. And we believe that the best way to promote healthy minds is to encourage all Philadelphians to check in with their feelings from time to time.

You keep tabs on your blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol. Why not your emotional well-being? That’s why we bring mental health screenings to the community.

Can’t make it to one of our in-person screenings?

Online Screening/Evaluaciones de salud mental

For a full list of screening events, check out the calendar.

We host National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) every year to shatter stigma through encouraging dialogue about mental health and connections to behavioral health resources. National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) seeks to educate, raise awareness, reduce stigma, and connect Philadelphians with mental health screenings and resources.

Philadelphia has taken a leading role to ensure mental health screenings are convenient and accessible by conducting free screenings both online and in the community.

We could all use a check-up from the neck up.

Did you know…

  • In 2017, 47,173 Americans died by suicide
  • 70% of individuals tell someone or give warning signs before taking their own life
  • Suicide rates overall have increased by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44
  • 16.2 million adults in the United States—equaling 6.7 percent of all adults in the country—have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Changes in sleep and appetite
  • Poor concentration
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Low self-esteem
  • Hopelessness or guilt
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide