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With so much focus on maintaining our good physical health, it's easy to forget how vitally important it is to maintain our good mental health. Neglecting your mental health can lead to a myriad of problems, including damage to your physical health.
Years ago, mental health issues weren't discussed, for fear of being labeled crazy or unstable. Today, however, the stigma attached to mental health problems is lessening as education increases.
National Depression Screening Day® (NDSD), held in October, came into being 15 years ago to raise awareness of depression and related issues, and provide screenings for these issues. Today, the NDSD organization works with communities across the country to provide convenient mental health screening sites.
Their screenings focus on four common mental disorders: depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.