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Psalm 40:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

1. I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.  3. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

Did You Know?

  • Depression affects nearly 25 Million Americans
  • Depression is a real medical condition
  • Depression is the most treatable of all illnesses
  • Depression is a brain disorder
  • Depression is not a character flaw or sign of personal weakness
  • Depression is an opportunity for insight and personal growth
  • Depression can affect your physical and emotional health
  • Depression is a risk factor for Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease
  • Depression can affect your work, family, and social life
  • Depression is a silent killer

A person with depression has at least 5 of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Depressed mood
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Trouble making decisions, thinking, or concentrating
  • Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Thoughts of death
  • Suicide attempt

If you are feeling these symptoms, it is very important for you to seek the correct diagnosis and a treatment that is appropriate for you.  Visit our church website for a mental health screening.

Resources:

  1. Talk to your health care provider
  2. Contact your health insurance
  3. Visit Second Baptist Moorestown Website

National Depression Screening Day.

Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component.

National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Screening for Mental Health (SMH) pioneered National Depression Screening Day as the first, voluntary, mental health screening initiative in 1990.

Twenty-five years later, NDSD has expanded to thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations providing the program to the public each year.

Every year National Depression Screening Day gives millions of people the opportunity to take a free, anonymous questionnaire assessing their risk for mood and anxiety disorders and provides referral information for treatment.

Get Help Now. The link will take you to HealthyMindsPhilly.org, an excellent site full of help, advice and resources.

National Depression Screening Day

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street (Corner of JFK Boulevard and N 15th Street)

Philadelphia Free Library (Main Branch Lobby)
1901 Vine Street

The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut Street (at the entrance between Chestnut and 16th Street)
Note: Onsite screenings will not take place

Every year National Depression Screening Day gives millions of people the opportunity to take a free, anonymous questionnaire assessing their risk for mood and anxiety disorders and provides referral information for treatment.

One in four women and one in 10 men will experience depression at some point during their lifetimes. More than 80 percent of all cases of clinical depression can be effectively treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of both. Screenings are often the first step in getting help.

Join us for the day and Help Yourself, Help Others.

Stay tuned for more details.

Visit our screening page to take a free and anonymous mental health screening.

Christian Counselors:

  • Dr. Bruce Betner, Family Care Connections.
  • Dr, Delano R. Heard, D.O. Psychiatrist.
  • Foundation For Family Guidance Christian Counseling Center.
  • Minister Marsha L. Harris, MA, NCC, Christian Life Coach.
  • Melinda Contreras-Byrd, M.Div., Psy.D Psychologist.
  • Michael K. Keene Sr., DMin, MFT.
  • Dr. Randall Hicks.
  • Stephanie Jacobs.

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