National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

October is recognized as National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. Depression
is one of the most common mental health disorders, and rates have been increasing in recent
years after the pandemic. Each year, depression affects about one in five adults and one in six

Mental health screenings are the first step for individuals to receive the care they need. With the
rising rates of depression, it is more important than ever to advocate for affordable and
accessible mental health screenings for everyone. As with any illness, the quicker mental health
disorders are detected and treated, the better the outcome.

By opening up the conversation and raising awareness for depression and mental health
screenings, we continue to decrease the stigma of speaking up about mental health disorders.
With mental health becoming a common topic in everyday life, we do our part to advocate for
mental health care to be accessible and commonplace for everyone worldwide.
If you or a loved one have further questions and concerns about depression or other mental
health disorders, the next step is to reach out to a professional who can provide a mental health
screening to help in any diagnosis or treatment plan.

Mental wellness is vital to living a happy and healthy life. At Embracing Life Wellness Center, we
are always here to offer compassionate care when it is most needed. Please reach out to us
today for your consultation to begin embracing your life to the fullest.