National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 5
Health screenings are a necessary and important part of looking out for our wellbeing. But for too many people, that doesn’t include mental health screenings. Oct. 6 is National Depression Screening Day, a time set aside to remind everyone of the importance of addressing your mental health as much as your physical health.
More than 16 million Americans are affected by major mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all that’s happening in the world today – ongoing pandemic concerns, rising levels of gun violence, centuries of systemic racism and economic disparities, and much more – remember, it’s OK to not be OK. You’re not alone.
The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities (DBHIDS) is here to help.
On Oct. 6 – and beyond – please use the tools shared below to take the first steps toward caring for yourself.