Monday, September 28, 2009

Warner Memorial Presbyterian - Free Depression Screening

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church Announces

Free Depression Screening

Kensington, MD - October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009, is National Depression Screening Day. Depression Screenings are being offered throughout the country using the materials and structure of the Mental Health Screenings organization. Pastoral Counseling and Care Ministries is offering a Depression Screening on October 8th at Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church at 10123 Connecticut Avenue in Kensington. DROP IN any time between 10am and 6pm on Thursday, October 8. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Kohl at 1-888-626-2273, box 3.

Participants will complete a written screening questionnaire, view educational materials, pick up pamphlets and brochures, discuss questionnaire results with a licensed counselor, and receive guidance toward finding help and resources when needed.

Depression and anxiety can be debilitating, life-threatening illnesses. But often people suffering with these conditions do not know they have an illness that can be treated. If they do know that these conditions can be treated, they may not know where to turn for such help. Because of the economic downturn in this country, there has been an increase in the number of people experiencing these mood disorders.

The symptoms of depression may include lack of energy, changes in eating or sleep patterns, sadness, irritability, and a sense of hopelessness. Anxiety is fear about future uncertainties and may be accompanied by feelings of panic. If you or someone you know may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, this is an opportunity to clarify your concerns and receive education and guidance on how to get help.

The Press Contact for this event is Kathy Kohl at 1-888-626-2273, box 3.

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church
10123 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington MD 20895

301-949-2900 -

Contact: June Eakin

Serving members in Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Chevy Chase, Colesville, Garrett Park, Hyattsville, Kensington, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring

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