October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month
October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year's theme is "Mental Health in an Unequal World." To see the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's video on equity in behavioral health, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_GuJ4ln2lU .
Depression can affect one in five adults and one in six youth aged 6 -17 each year. October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month and, as such, it is a good time to increase your understanding of the signs and symptoms of mental health issues. Please know that support is available for you or others, and that seeking help is a sign of hope and strength.
For more on the signs and symptoms to look for, check out the resources linked below:
10 Common Warning Signs of A Mental Health Condition: https://youtu.be/zt4sOjWwV3M
Recognizing Symptoms: https://up2riverside.org/learn/recognizing-symptoms/
Mental Illness Awareness Week: https://nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week
Did you know?
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year. (Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness)
1 in 6 U.S. youths aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. (Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness)