Thursday, October 07, 2010

National Depression Screening Day: 10/7


National Depression Screening Day is today, October 7th. Each year, more than half a million children and adults are screened for depression with this campaign.

Depression affects more than 120 million people worldwide and is the one of the leading causes of disability across the globe.

To find a free, anonymous screening site in your area, link here. If you can't find a way to go in person, take an online screening at PsychCentral, Mental Health America or Screening for Mental Health.

It seems fitting that on National Depression Screening Day that I announce that I've been offered a book deal for my nonfiction depression book. I'm happy to report that "Living with Depression: Why Biology and Biology Matter Along the Path to Hope and Healing" will be published in 2011 by Rowman & Littlefield.

It's my hope that "Living with Depression" will help children and adults who experience depression, offer insight to those who love someone who has the illness, and become a resource to others who want to learn more about mood disorders.




13 comments:

Xmichra said...

Congrats on the publication of your book Dr.Deb!!! W00T!

kyoungpsyd said...

Congrats on the book!

Wanda's Wings said...

Congratulations on your book. Thanks for spreading the word about depression,

Raine said...

I Look forward to reading it when its published. You must be sure and post when that happens so we can all run out and buy it

Ami said...

Excellent news about the book.
:)

I did not know there was a national day for depression screening. I suffer more from anxiety.

Do I get a special day, too? (I mean besides my birthday...)

Xmichra said...

You know what, I came back and went to one of those links and took a screening to see if there was anything potentially amiss, and although my 'score' on depression was very low, apparently I do have the potential of an eating dissorder! I didn't know that! I will have to go and figure that out with a pro. I honestly thought that everyone was somewhat absorbed in their weight... but i guess i think and act on it too much.

Very helpful links Dr.Deb!

repsych said...

Very useful links. Thank you very much I'm looking forward to reading the book.

Dean Corso said...

Thanks you for sharing, and fingers crossed for your book :)

TK Kerouac said...

Congrats on the book deal!

I'll come back and do the test when I'm not drinking a glass of wine

It may affect my true score, don't you think?

truenorth said...

That's pretty cool about your book Deb. I will look forward to it. I'm currently in the midst of a med change and I must say it sucketh highly. Peace.

Hope Despite Depression said...

I look forward to reading more about your book. I'm constantly looking for new books on depression. I have to say how surprised I was by my recent trip to Barnes and Noble and at the lack of books on Depression? Although it could be the size of the store - that's why I find most of my books online - or though blogs like these! :)

Christine

http://www.hopedespitedepression.blogspot.com/

Casdok said...

Oh wow - thats fantastic :)

Heidi said...

Congrats on the book..That is awesome and I am so happy for you!