News Release

September 19, 2006

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

National Depression Screening Day

Free Screenings and Lecture Offered on October 5

FARMINGTON, CONN. – If you’ve been suffering emotional changes and don’t feel like yourself, you can take advantage of a special public service. The University of Connecticut Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, is holding free, anonymous mental health screenings for depression, manic-depression, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder on National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, October 5.

The screenings will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m., noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Department of Psychiatry in Farmington at 10 Talcott Notch Road, East Lobby, 3rd Floor. Participants will view a video on anxiety and depressive disorders, complete an anonymous screening questionnaire, obtain information on mental disorders and have a confidential meeting with a health care professional. To make an appointment for a free anxiety screening, call 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.

Discovery Series Program
In addition, “Depression Across the Generations” will be the subject of a Discovery Series program at the UConn Health Center on Thursday, October 5. Depression, in youths to seniors, will be discussed. Speakers will include UConn Health Center psychiatrists Andrew Winokur, M.D., Daniel Connor, M.D., and Mahlon Hale, M.D.

The Discovery Series is free and begins at 7 p.m. in the Health Center’s Keller Auditorium. Registration is required. Please call 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.

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