National Depression Screening Day October 11

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Mental Illness Awareness Week occurs October 8-12 with National Depression Screening Day on October 11 at the Hopkinton Public Library. This event is sponsored by Hopkinton Youth Services and Mass 211.

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) will be held at the Hopkinton Public Library from 10am-12pm and 5-7pm. NDSD raises awareness of mental illness and offers community wide education and awareness for depression and mood disorders. All Hopkinton adult residents are invited to be screened (in-person) for depression and related mood disorders including anxiety, bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Parents can also complete a brief screen for adolescents for depressions. Area providers will be at the screening and referral information for residents will be available. Hopkinton residents will also be able to take an on-line screening for one year that is completely confidential.

Please visit:

Dial 211- 24 hours a day/7 days a week to locate a trained specialist that connects families with valuable resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK (8255)