October 01, 2008
Terre Haute, IN (October, 2008) The Mehta Behavioral Unit of Terre Haute Regional Hospital will be offering free depression screening on Oct. 10 from 2 -6 p.m.
The confidential screening is open to the general public over 18 years of age. The screening will be administered by the professional staff of the Mehta Behavioral Unit and will be done in classrooms 1 and 2 located on the first floor of Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Oct. 10 is National Depression Screening Day, a day set aside to raise awareness of the effects of depression. Consider the following information:
- Of the estimated 17.5 million Americans who are affected by some form of depression, 9.2 million have major or clinical depression
- Two-thirds of people suffering from depression do not seek necessary treatment
- 80% of all people with clinical depression who have received treatment significantly improve their lives
- The economic cost of depression is estimated at $30.4 billion a year but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated
- Women experience depression about twice as often as men
For more information contact Dr. Thomas Rea at 812-237-2024.
Located at 3901 South 7th St. in Terre Haute, Terre Haute Regional Hospital is a 278-bed community-based hospital. Regional Hospital is an organization dedicated to its Mission, Values and Vision and is committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the communities we serve. Today, the hospital offers the latest expertise and technology in areas including emergency services, cardiology, outpatient imaging, and surgery. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Terre Haute Regional Hospital looks forward to continuing to serve its friends and neighbors and growing with the community. We're more than a hospital, we're a family! For more information about Terre Haute Regional Hospital and the services they offer, please call (812)232-0021 or visit RegionalHospital.com.