This is a real program and besides Orange County you can also check the interactive map to find what is available in your state. I clicked on a couple other states and didn’t find any, but the site says to check back as more are being added all the time. If you are in Orange County, well this is your week if you want to take advantage of a free screening. I’m glad they called this National Depression Screening Day and not National Depression Day. BD
People who think they may be suffering symptoms of depression can get a free, anonymous consultation at one of two Orange County locations Thursday as part of National Depression Screening Day.
The two practices are:
Dr. Paul Whittemore, Ph.D., 1001 Dove St., Suite 145, Newport Beach, 949-752-7753. Hours: 9:30-6.
Pacific Clinical Research Medical Group, 1028 W. Town and Country Road, Orange, 1-888-STUDY411 (an operator also can connect people with the group’s locations in Upland and Arcadia). Hours: 8-5 p.m. Screenings at this site are performed by a licensed psychiatrist and two nursing coordinators.
A third Orange County site will hold screenings on Oct. 24: Farzaneh S. Khazrai, Ph.D., a marriage and family therapist, will be available from 10-4 just a few blocks from Dr. Whittemore’s office, at 1151 Dove St., Suite 200, Newport Beach, 949-709-1374.
Nationally, there are about 1,000 sites where screenings are taking place. Elsewhere in SoCal, they’ll be held in Los Angeles, Arcadia, La Mesa, San Diego, Palmdale, San Marcos, Upland and Valencia. Click here for a locator map to find screenings in your town.