Health — 07 October 2013
National Depression and Memory Screening Day

Depression Screenings along with Memory Screenings will be available at Kelly Miller Smith Towers, 2136 Cliff Drive, October 10th from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. To schedule an appointment, call 255-8757. Walk-ins are welcome.

Clinical depression is a common illness affecting more than nineteen million American adults each year. Like screenings for other illnesses, depression screenings should be a routine part of health care.

Why Screen for Depression?

* One in four women and one in ten men will experience depression at some point during their lifetimes.
* Two-thirds of those suffering from depression do not seek the necessary treatment.
* 10-15% of all depressions are triggered by other medical conditions.
* Sometimes people mistakenly believe that the symptoms are a “normal part of life”.
* More than 80% of all cases of clinical depression can be effectively treated.

Why Screen for Memory?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you might benefit from a memory screening.

* Am I becoming more forgetful?
* Do I have trouble concentrating?
* Do I have difficulty performing familiar tasks?
* Do I have trouble recalling words or names in conversation?
* Do I sometimes forget where I am or where I am going?
* Do I become lost when walking or driving?

A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a qualified health care provider.

If you haven’t been feeling quite yourself lately and you are ready to do something about it, come and participate in a free, confidential screening. Trained professional will talk with you and help you get back on track.

Sponsored by:
Counseling Services Ministry
First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill
Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr., Pastor

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