View in Browser

Mind and Matter

Mental Health Corner

October is National Depression Awareness Month

During the month of October, the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) will be facilitating webinars to increase awareness and bring hope to those who may be suffering from depression or know someone who may be suffering in silence.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. The symptoms of depression can persevere and may become debilitating. The good news is that depression is treatable. Eighty percent of those treated show an improvement in symptoms within 4 to 6 weeks of starting treatment. Yet, two-thirds of those affected with depression do not actively seek, nor receive proper treatment according to The National Network of Depression Centers.

If you think you may be suffering from depression, take an online depression screening at Keep in mind that you will not be diagnosed, and the screening is merely a tool to get the conversation started with your primary care physician or with one of the FSAP licensed behavioral health professionals. Call us at 305-284-6604 to schedule an appointment. Our services are free and confidential.

Save the date for our upcoming webinars for Depression Awareness Month:

  • October 5 – Understanding Depression (1 hour)
  • October 12 – Change Your Thoughts and Your Mood Will Follow (1 hour)
  • October 19 – 10 Strategies to Manage Symptoms of Depression (30 minutes)
  • October 26 – Self-Compassion (1 hour)


Click here to read the full Mind and Matter Fall Edition.