National screening for depression in October

Screenings to teach public symptoms, treatments

The seventh annual National Depression Screening Day is scheduled for Oct. 9, 1997. It is held each year during Mental Illness Awareness Week and is designed to call attention to the illness of depression on a national level and to educate the public about its symptoms and effective treatments. Medical and mental health facilities are encouraged to provide a site for depression screenings.

Each registered facility receives a procedure manual, camera-ready ads, and a screening kit that includes age-appropriate screening forms, an educational lecture with slides, depression brochures, posters, and a video. The fee is $110.

For more information, write: National Depression Screening Day, 1 Washington St., Suite 304, Wellesley Hills, MA 02181-1706. Telephone: (617) 239-0071. Fax: (617) 431-7447. World Wide Web: