With soaring gas prices, rising mortgages, and a recession possibly looming, no one can blame you for feeling anxious or overwhelmed. These days it is common and understandable to be angry, worried and even gloomy, especially if you lost your job, your house, or are stressed about paying bills.
Worry, anger, and stress are normal, appropriate and even necessary during life’s difficult moments. But when negative feelings prevent you from doing your daily activities or interacting with friends and loved ones, it might be time to seek help.
Attend Mental Health Association in Delaware’s National Depression Screening Day event on Thursday, October 11th at several locations in Delaware. This event is designed to call attention to the illness of depression on a national level and designed to educate the public about symptoms and effective treatment, to offer individuals the opportunity to be screened for depression and to connect those in need to the mental health care system in Delaware. Many organizations participate with MHA to provide quick, anonymous screenings in various locations throughout the state. These screenings are often the first step for individuals with depression in getting help.
As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to complete a brief, written questionnaire, learn about the symptoms of depression, and how to help a friend or family member who may be at risk. You will also have the option of talking to a health care professional about any concerns you may have.
This year’s sites include:
- Claymont Community Center, Claymont, DE with screens from 2pm-5pm
- Bethel AME Church/Beautiful Gate Outreach, Wilmington, DE with screens from 10am-1pm
- Christ Our King Parish Health Ministry, Wilmington, DE with screens from 10am-3pm
- Neighborhood House, INC in Wilmington, DE with screenings from 10am-2pm
- SODAT Delaware, INC., Wilmington, DE, with screens from 10am-6pm
- Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, Wilmington, DE with screens from 9am-2pm
- Latin American Community Center, Wilmington, DE with screens from 10am-2pm
- West End Neighborhood House, Wilmington DE with screenings from 10am to 1pm
- Delaware Technical Community College (Wilmington Campus), Wilmington, DE with screens from 10:30am-2:30pm
- Delaware Technical Community College (Stanton Campus), Newark, DE with screens from 2:30pm-5:30pm
- Delaware State University, Dover, DE with screens from 11:00am-4:00pm
- Dover Behavioral Health Systems, Dover, DE with screens from 10am-2pm
- Thurman Adams State Service Center, Georgetown, DE with screens from 9am-5pm
- Easter Seals, Georgetown, DE with screens from 10am-3pm
- Crisis Intervention Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Ellendale, DE with screens from 9am-10am
For more information about National Depression Screening Day, including times and locations, or MHA in DE visit www.mhainde.org or call 800-287-6423.