National Depression Screening Day

Thursday, October 10, is National Depression Screening Day, a day designed to call attention to the illness of depression on a local and national level. Depression does not discriminate against your age, gender or socioeconomic status which together is why it makes it such a risk to so many people.

This Screening Day is driven to educate the public about the symptoms and effective treatment for depression, to offer individuals the opportunity to be screened for it and to connect those in need to local resources. Depression screenings are not a professional evaluation, but are a quick and easy way to spot some of the early signs of trouble.

Blue Valley Behavioral Health (BVBH) is providing the community a free confidential depression screen (along with other behavioral health screens) that can be easily accessed from your own computer or smart phone.

Simply go to the website, and click Screening Options, and then Online Screening and that will take you to their screening website. Answer the questions and the results of your screen will be immediately available along with access to other resources. You can print your results as well.

In addition, if you would like to go over your results of your screen, call your local BVBH office (402-759-4761) and a professional counselor will be able to review it with you for further assistance on Thursday, October 10.

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