National Depression Screening Day Awareness

Depression is a disorder that affects individuals, families and communities. Approximately 6.7% of the US adult population has suffered from a Major Depressive episode over the past year (NIHM). Local reports indicate that our adult community members suffer from depression at a similar rate, with the prevalence of depression being even higher for our adolescents (SAMHSA). Signs of Depression can include: Low energy, changes in sleep/appetite, difficulty with concentration, feelings of hopelessness/worthlessness, and thoughts of suicide. Stressful events, significant life changes, chronic medical conditions, family history of depression, and drug or alcohol abuse can increase our risk for a depressive episode. Presence Mercy Behavioral Health is familiar with the mental health needs of our community and with the life stressors that can exacerbate depressive symptoms. We understand that reaching out for help isn’t always easy, so we have mental health clinicians available 24 hours/day. Our clinicians will do a face to face mental health assessment for you or your loved one to determine the most appropriate level of treatment. Presence Mercy Behavioral Health offers the following treatment options:

ADULT – Mental Health & Chemical Dependency:

-Acute Inpatient

-Chronic Inpatient

-Geriatric Inpatient       

-Partial Hospitalization        

-Intensive Outpatient        

-Intensive Outpatient for Chemical Dependency

-Outpatient therapy & psychiatry




-Child Partial Hospitalization

-Adolescent Partial Hospitalization

-Child Intensive Outpatient

-Adolescent Intensive Outpatient

-Outpatient therapy


Jill Early, Manager of Behavioral Health Intake and Outpatient Program, Presence Mercy Medical Center

Info Corner

Presence Mercy Behavioral Health is hosting a free event for National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 5th, 2017 from 2pm-7pm. Free, confidential, depression screenings for adults and adolescents are available on a walk-in basis or by calling 877-737-4636 to schedule an appointment. We are also offering a free presentation, “Getting off the Cycle of Stress” by Mary Michaelsen OT at 3pm and 5:30pm. For more information about Behavioral Health services or assessments, please call 630-801-2657.