Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. - How have you been feeling lately' If you have been feeling consistently under the weather maybe something more is going on. Maybe you're depressed. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in six adults experience depression at some point during their lifetime (<i>Fuentes, 2009</i>). The good news is that depression is highly treatable, with up to 80 percent of people who receive treatment showing improvement within four to six weeks (<i>Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 2009</i>).

In honor of National Depression Awareness Month, October 2010, the Rock Island Arsenal Employee Assistance Program (EAP) would like to offer you the opportunity to take the first step towards feeling better by completing a free, anonymous screening for depression, anxiety, and other common mental health conditions at: <a href="http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/" target="_blank">www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening</a> and enter keyword ASAP to complete a simple online questionnaire. You will receive immediate, customized feedback as well as the opportunity to schedule an EAP appointment for further evaluation if necessary.

We hope that if you haven't been feeling like yourself lately that you won't wait to take a screening. The sooner you access treatment the sooner you will be on your way to feeling better.

<i>Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. (2009). Statistics on Depression. Retrieved Feb. 3, 2010, from
<a href="http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer'pagename=about_statistics_depression" target="_blank">http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer'pagename=about_statistics_depression</a>

Fuentes, L. (Feb. 3, 2009). Depression in Primary Care: The Evidence Supporting the Need for System Change. The Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice, Vol. 10 Num. 2. Retrieved
Feb. 3, 2010, from <a href="http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_advanced_nursing_practice/volume_10_number_2_11/article/depression-in-primary-care-the-evidence-supporting-the-need-for-system-change.html" target="_blank">http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_advanced_nursing_practice/volume_10_number_2_11/article/depression-in-primary-care-the-evidence-supporting-the-need-for-system-change.html</a></i>

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