Friday, October 2, 2009

Our nation's mental health....

Did you know that about one in four adults suffers from a mental illness in any given year?  In fact in any given year, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness. Major depression is as debilitating as having diabetes, heart disease or congestive heart failure. And sadly, most people with a depressive illness do not seek treatment.

October 8th is National Depression Screening Day.  Below you will find links with additional information:

Find a screening site near you:

Facts about mood and anxiety disorders:

Take an on-line evaluation:

You can also get more information about psychological disorders from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at:

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