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CDH and St. Michael's in Wheaton offer free presentation

October is National Depression Screening Month

WINFIELD, Ill., September 25, 2008 - Feeling sad or depressed on occasion is part of the normal human condition and over 16% of Americans will become depressed at some point in their lifetime. However, if symptoms worsen, continue past a few days or thoughts of worthlessness, hopelessness or suicide develop, it's time to get help. Clinical depression is a highly treatable illness. It is not a weakness or a character flaw.

On Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m., Behavioral Health Services of Central DuPage Hospital and St. Michael's Catholic Church, Wheaton, will offer a presentation on the signs and symptoms of depression and current treatment options. Practical advice on how to support a loved one who may need help will also be addressed. Immediately following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for individuals to be screened for depression by a healthcare professional.

The event will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Faith Center, 2nd Floor, 317 W. Willow, Wheaton. To register, please contact St. Michael's Parish Nurse, Thecla Rettberg, RN (630) 462-5042.

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield.

Behavioral Health Services of CDH provides supportive and sensitive treatment for adolescents, adults and their families, struggling with a wide range of behavioral health issues, including: mental health concerns, psychiatric disease, alcohol abuse, chemical (drug) dependency and family and/or marital issues.

For confidential help or more information, call (630) 933-4000 24-hours a day.