Take Your Mental Health Check Up Today!
When asked to describe the typical symptoms of depression, most people lean toward the emotional aspects such as hopelessness, persistent sadness or irritability. Many times, however, depression can present itself as a series of physical symptoms.
Headaches, back pain, muscle aches, chest pains, digestive system issues, extreme fatigue and sleep disorders are a few of the physical symptoms of depression, a treatable condition that affects nearly 10 million Americans each year. Since many of these symptoms are also symptoms of other illnesses, it is easy to misdiagnose depression.
National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 8, and Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois (MHCCI) invites you to take advantage of free, anonymous online mental health self-assessments for depression and anxiety disorders. It’s easy— just complete a simple online questionnaire.
You will receive immediate, customized feedback as well as the opportunity to schedule an appointment for further evaluation if necessary. You can also reach MHCCI professionals directly by calling 217-757-7700.