Covenant participates in National Depression Screening Day - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/5/09

Covenant participates in National Depression Screening Day

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Covenant Health System Behavioral Health Services is hosting a National Depression Screening Day event on Oct. 8th.

Screenings will be offered from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Covenant Southwest Medical Park, 9812 Slide Road. Depression is a serious biologic disease that affects millions of people each year. According to statistics, an estimated 33 to 35 million people will likely experience depression at some point during their lifetime. 

As part of the program, participants will have the opportunity to complete a brief, written questionnaire; learn about the symptoms of depression, and how to help a friend or family member who may be at risk. Participants will also have the option of talking to a health care professional about any concerns they may have.

For many people, pessimism can be a source of sardonic humor and even a coping mechanism.  Individuals that fall into this category may feel that they are actually avoiding disappointments by preparing for the worst.  But if your Debbie Downer attitude interferes with everyday activities and interpersonal relationships, it may mean more than just a temperamental trait.  Having a negative outlook on life can be a sign of depression or can increase the chances of becoming depressed. 

Other symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent sad, anxious or empty mood
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in ordinary activities
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Inability to sleep or oversleeping
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Unexplained aches and pains

©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-24 04:30:44 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

  • Fire and wind this weekend

    Fire and wind this weekend

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-24 04:30:43 GMT

    As the morning approaches a cold front will move east through the South Plains.

    As the morning approaches a cold front will move east through the South Plains.

  • Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:27 PM EST2018-02-24 04:27:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

Powered by Frankly