National Depression Screening Day - October
Thu, Oct 6, 2022

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day in America plays a major role. Did you know that approximately 40 million people in the United States suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks? This is a huge number that needs to be eliminated! The mission of the holiday is to help everyone who needs it, as well as to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe effective treatment.

History

In 1946, basic mental health legislation was passed. Of course, the skills of doctors differed significantly from modern medicine, but research was ongoing. After 4 years, a week dedicated to mental disorders was formed – this is the first event that so sharply raised the problems of society, which were not customary to talk about. Then the week turned into a month, which pleased the activists of the movement.

National Depression Screening Day was founded in 1991. He got amazing results in the first year! Assistance was offered to schools, communities, the military, various institutions – the service was enjoyed by many. In 2009, the rules changed: adults were screened in primary health care.

Interesting facts

Amazing Moments:

  • phrases that relatives and relatives say to the patient do not work in most cases. For example: “Everything will be fine”, “Don’t be sad”, “Don’t wind yourself up”;
  • in depression, appetite may be 100% absent, however, patients claim that there are days on which it is impossible to move away from the refrigerator;
  • the disease takes strength – the usual things become unbearably difficult;
  • insomnia is one of the symptoms of the disease;
  • the disorder negatively affects self-esteem – the mirror becomes a real enemy.

How to celebrate

Take advantage of the tips and sign up for screening on National Day! Learn to be friends with yourself or help someone else. There are many resources on the Internet where people write about their problems – talk to them, tell them about your experience and recommend contacting specialists. Become a volunteer and participate in similar events!

When is National Depression Screening Day celebrated in 2022?

National Depression Screening Day is observed on the Thursday of the first full week in October each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 6 2022
Thursday October 5 2023
Thursday October 10 2024
Thursday October 9 2025
Thursday October 8 2026

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