FOR IMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Clinical depression is a common illness affecting more than 19 million adults every year in the United States from different races and socio-economic backgrounds.
As part of an effort to educate and screen for depression, the Marion County Public Health Department’s Social Work department will participate in community health fairs as well as specific outreach to African- American men at local barbershops during the month of October.
The Marion County Public Health Department will offer free depression screenings in October at these times and locations:
Screenings are often the first step in getting help. People suffering from depression often experience some of these key symptoms:
Depression screenings cannot provide a clinical diagnosis. Those who feel they may be depressed, or currently experience five or more of the above symptoms, should contact their primary care physician or a mental health professional.
To ask questions or learn more about mental illness and depression, please contact the Marion County Public Health Department’s Social Work department at 317-221-2364.
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