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National Depression Screening Day

9/2/2004:   How do you know if the families you work with are suffering from stress or something more serious, such as mental illness? What are the best ways to safeguard families from mental illness and boost resilience? You can get answers to these questions and access to resources through National Depression Screening Day on October 7. A mental health outreach, education, and screening program that offers special help to children and families, this special day provides both in-person and online screening options for four common mental health disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

This year, CWLA members and readers of WeR4KdZ are eligible to register for the event at a discounted rate and receive a specially designed kit of materials for low-income families. Visit www.mentalhealthscreening.org/cwla/ for a PDF containing all the details. When you register, you’ll receive
  • child and adolescent screening forms,
  • adult screening forms for parents (in English and Spanish),
  • parenting and stress management resources,
  • brochures about mood and anxiety disorders,
  • fact sheets on children and depression, positive parenting, mental illness and parenting, building resiliency in children, and more.
For more information, call Anne Keliher at 781/239-0071, ext. 112, or e-mail akeliher@mentalhealthscreening.org.


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