National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day – is an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. #DepressionScreeningDay

National Depression Screening Day - is an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. #DepressionScreeningDay

Screening for Mental Health (SMH) started National Depression Screening Day in 1990. It is held during Mental Illness Awareness Week. It is held annually on Thursday of the first full week in October. Lime Green Ribbons are for Depression Awareness. If you are suffering from depression seek help!

2019 – I could not find the theme. Their website still shows 2018 info.

2018’s theme is Reach Out, focuses on connecting with those around you and finding support for yourself and others. Whether you tell one person, talk to a doctor or mental health professional or become an advocate for mental health awareness, it’s important to reach out to help yourself and help others. You can help support the campaign by using the hashtags #NDSD and #ReachOut. Please join us this National Depression Screening Day and help us spread the word to increase awareness of mental health.

For 2019, it is held on October 10.

Future Dates

  • 2020 – October 8
  • 2021 – October 7
  • 2022 – October 6
  • 2023 – October 5

NDSD takes place nationwide. Individuals can locate a mental health screening site or take an online screening by visiting www.HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org.

First published October 10, 2018. Last updated or republished October 10, 2019.

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