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Depression Screening Day

By: Brittany Dumproff, Temple University Intern

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Depression Screening Day is held every year during Mental Illness Awareness Week as an effort to provide people with needed support. Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way you handle situations and how you feel.

Some symptoms of Depression include:

  • Persistent sad
  • Decreased energy
  • Irritability
  • Weight change
  • Thoughts of suicide

This initiative is important because sometimes this is a person’s first chance at getting help. The screening could be lifesaving. A local resource for Philadelphia’s Depression Screening Day is the Healthy Minds Philly website where there are postings about different locations to visit and information to take a screening online.