Last Thursday (Oct 6) was National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), a day dedicated to raising awareness about depression and the importance of seeking help when you have signs and symptoms of depression. We took a look at data gathered over the past year, comprised of more than 700,000 screenings, and noticed an interesting trend: people who selected “single” as their partnership status scored more highly consistent for symptoms of depression, than their counterparts.
We're excited to announce a new partnership that will bring our screening resources in front of The Mighty's wide-reaching readership. We will now have a growing home page on The Mighty and appear on many stories on the site.
For non-veterans, it is difficult to imagine what combat might be like. Life-threatening experiences, violence, and death are sometimes witnessed by soldiers while deployed. These frightening missions can be obviously difficult for even the most seasoned troops. In some cases, events like these can lead to PTSD.
Hundreds of organizations utilize programming from Screening for Mental Health. From high schools and colleges, to hospitals and local governments, these screening tools can make a difference in a community by linking those in need with quality treatment options.
If someone is an alcoholic, you expect to see some particular symptoms. Obvious signs of intoxication, missed responsibilities, and failed relationships are often associated with alcohol abuse, but this isn’t always the case. Some people are able to consume large amounts of alcohol while remaining productive at work and at home. These individuals are often referred to as high-functioning alcoholics.
As many as 30 million people in America will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their life. With statistics this high, it is likely that you, or someone you know, has dealt with this mental health issue. Family members, friends, and even coworkers can struggle with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Despite their prevalence, eating disorders are treatable. As with most illnesses, the earlier an eating disorder is detected and treated, the better chance exists for successful recovery.