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The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Most of us will glide through these season changes, hunker down with a cup of hot cocoa and begin making lists for holiday shopping. Still, this can be a tough time of year for some people. Feelings of isolation, the stress of family gatherings, or the lack of social activities, the state of the world, the weight of the world, all can bring on or exacerbate a poor mental state. If you, or someone you know, are not enjoying things you usually enjoy, or have feeling of helplessness or hopelessness, uncontrolled anxiety, recurrent obtrusive thoughts or irritability, it might be time to get screened for depression, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder.

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2006. The sponsor of NDSD Screening for Mental Health is offering free in person mental health screening in various locations in the US. There is also an opportunity to take a screening test online in the privacy of your own home. This will help you or a loved one make the best decision you can make to feel better, finding help.

TAGS: Depression; Anxiety; Depression Screening; Depression Screening Day; Depression Test
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