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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day/National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) 2008

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) which will be held October 5-11, 2008 is a time to educate oneself and others about mental illnesses in order to overcome the stigma attached to mental illnesses. Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day and National Depression Screening Day is a part of MIAW.

Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day is Thursday, October 9, 2008. Bipolar disorder affects 6 million Americans.

National Depression Screening Day takes place Friday, October 10, 2008. Depression affects 19 million Americans or 9.5 percent of the population. To locate a screening site in your neighborhood click on the following website:
http://register.mentalhealthscreening.org/Locator1.aspx?MPEID=2

For an online assessment of either bipolar disorder or depression go to:
https://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/select_screening.asp

3 comments:

Joe Somebody said...

I actually just got put on anti depression medicene because they think I have a anxiety disorder. It's been a week and has helped a lot so far.

Valash said...

Joe Somebody,
I am so glad you got screened to learn about your disorder!

National Depression Screening Day said...

Thank you for you help in spreading the word about the importance of screening.