Peoria - October is National Depression Awareness Month.
The month is dedicated to brining awayness to a condition the gets ignored. Approximately two-thirds of people who suffer from depression go undiagnosed or fail to seek care. Often people mistakenly believe their symptoms are just a normal part of life leading to the condition to worsen.
Treatments may include psychotherapy, medications or a combination of both.
Thursday, organizations and communities across the United States observe 'National Depression Screening Day' to educate people about the various signs and symptoms of depression and the availability of free anonymous behavioral health screenings.
If you or someone you know is showing symptoms it is important to contact your local doctor immediately.
Help is always available at these national lines:
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (2433) – Can use in US, U.K., Canada and Singapore
Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-999-9999
National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000
NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group: 1-800-826-3632
Suicide & Depression Crisis Line – Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999
The Trevor Helpline (For homosexuality questions or problems): 1-800-850-8078
Teen Helpline: 1-800-400-0900
Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis: 1-800-233-4357
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