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Should You Be Screened for Depression?

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) has recently announced its newest recommendation: that medical doctors routinely screen for depression, especially in children, young adults, and women who have recently been pregnant. Depression has many symptoms, but in early stages it may be barely noticeable: for example, feeling less excited about things than you once were or taking longer to get things done. Asking questions about these and other symptoms can help doctors spot the diagnosis of major depression early enough to help prevent a disabling or life-threatening condition. Source: [search “depression”]

The YOURhealth employee wellness program University values your mental and emotional health. Behavioral Health Partners (BHP), part of the YOURhealth employee wellness program, is a unique mental health resource offering confidential, one-on-one in-person or telephonic counseling sessions as well as medication consultations for eligible individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. To learn more: call 276-6900, or email

BHP will host a brief overview presentation at noon on Wednesday, March 30 at Rochester Tech Park followed by one-on-one Q&A sessions. To learn more and enroll, visit the Well-U website.

Tracy Bussey | 3/15/2016

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