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Media Advisory

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
Press Release # 084-07
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MEDIA
(212) 788-5290


MEDIA ADVISORY: OCTOBER 11TH IS NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY

WHAT:

Tomorrow is National Depression Screening Day. Free screenings will be offered at sites throughout New York City.

One in four women and one in ten men suffer from major depression during their lifetime. More than 430,000 New Yorkers suffer from depression, and nearly half go untreated.

Depression is an illness and it’s treatable. New Yorkers who think they may be depressed should get screened. Symptoms can include persistent sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities that are normally enjoyable, change in appetite or weight, and insomnia or oversleeping

WHERE: New Yorkers can call 1-800-LIFENET for a list of screening sites.
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2007

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