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NAMI LOUISIANA TO PRESENT “RECOGNIZING DEPRESSION”
Virtual event will provide mental health education for National Depression Screening Day
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis and civil unrest, more than 40 percent Louisiana residents are now showing signs of depression. Depression affects more than 260 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability in the world. On October 8, 2020, in recognition of National Depression Screening Day, NAMI Louisiana will offer “Recognizing Depression,” a free online learning opportunity that will provide information about the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for adults who suffer from depression.
NAMI Louisiana is a statewide non-profit dedicated to eradicating the stigma, myths, and misconceptions of mental illnesses, to improving the quality of life for all who are affected by these illnesses, and to supporting recovery. Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a Healthy Louisiana Medicaid health plan, is sponsoring the virtual event to help promote depression awareness and screening for National Depression Screening Day.
WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2020, at noon
WHO: All Louisiana residents are invited to register and attend.
WHAT: “Recognizing Depression,” a free, online learning opportunity to help Louisiana residents understand the signs, symptoms and treatment of depression in adults, hosted by NAMI Louisiana, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental health awareness in Louisiana.
WHERE: Virtual – This event can be accessed from any device with an internet connection.
HOW: Registration is required. Register now at www.lahealth.cc/depression