National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is October 10, 2013
National Depression Screening Day raises awareness and screens people for depression and anxiety disorders. NDSD is the nation’s oldest voluntary, community-based screening program that gives access to a validated screening questionnaire and provides referral information for treatment. More than half a million people each year have been screened for depression since 1991.
Results of NDSD 2012:
Close to 1,000 organizations hosted National Depression Screening Day events across the country in 2012, helping to raise awareness about mental health and increase help-seeking by those at risk.
Here's a snapshot of NDSD 2012:
In Person NDSD Events
- There were 280 National Depression Screening Day CommunityResponse events across the country.
From September 1 - October 31, 2012:
- 15,286 mental health screenings were completed through the websites of participating community-based organizations.
Please Note: The CommunityResponse program is for organizations who wish to screen the general public. If you are an EAP or would like to provide this program for your employees, please visit the WorkplaceResponse page.