Provena Mercy announces free depression awareness program
By Elburn Herald
on October 19, 2009
AURORAâ€”Provena Mercy Medical Center will hold a free program, â€œChanging the Community Conversation about Depression,â€ on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.
This program is free to the community and is designed to decrease the stigma around depression and increase one’s ability to support those touched by this illness. The program will take place on the Provena Mercy campus in the Dunleavy/Walsh Room of the Behavioral Health Services Building.
Registration is required. To register, call 1-866-776-8362.
October is National Depression Awareness Month. For nearly 100 years, Provena Mercy Medical Center has been the Fox Valley’s leading provider of Behavioral Health Services.
Clinical depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 19 million Americans each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Visit www.provena.org/mercy/BHS to learn symptoms and warning signs of depression or find a support group.