Are You Depressed? National Depression Screening Day
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Today is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) and a great opportunity to raise awareness about depression while taking stock of our mental health. Health screenings are a regular part of our lives, whether it be a yearly physical or scheduled tests for heart disease, high blood pressure or other illnesses we may be at risk for.
However, we have a tendency to overlook our mental health and may treat it less seriously than physical conditions. NDSD serves as a good reminder that depression is a serious medical illness and screenings are often the first step in getting help.
If you would like to screen yourself, get started at http://www.calgarycounselling.com/, where they have a free online test as well as many other supports. If you're an employer, or are wondering about depression in the workplace, then please take a closer look at the graphic attached to this post!