National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

April 22, 1998

Date: May 6, 1998, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Strong Behavioral Health (Psychiatry), 300 Crittenden Boulevard

What do Naomi Judd, football great Earl Campbell, and television star Marc Summers have in common with 23 million Americans? They all suffer from Anxiety Disorder, America's most common mental illness.

On May 6, Strong Behavioral Health will join more than 1,500 health care facilities across the nation in offering a free screening program for anxiety disorder. Symptoms of anxiety disorder include excessive worrying, intense fears, heart palpitations, sleep difficulties, panic attacks, obsessive or compulsive behaviors, phobias, depression, poor concentration, and fatigue. Left untreated, these disorders can dramatically reduce productivity and significantly diminish an individual's quality of life. However, anxiety disorders are highly treatable through the use of psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and/or medication.

The screening, which is open to both employees and the community-at-large, is free and confidential. Children and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety are also invited to attend the screening. During the screening, attendees will view an educational video, complete a written self-evaluation, speak one-on-one with a mental health professional, and if appropriate, receive a referral

The screening runs from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in room 1-9041 at Strong Behavioral Health, 300 Crittenden Boulevard. Seating is limited and may be reserved anonymously by calling 275-3565. Interpreters for the hearing impaired will be available with advance notification by calling 275-3505. Parking is available in the Visitor/Staff Lot, directly across the street from the Strong Behavioral Health entrance (old Psychiatry entrance).

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Teri D'Agostino
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