BOZEMAN — The need for mental health services has been at an all-time high during this pandemic.
With new routines for a lot of people, it can be harder to recognize when you or a loved one is suffering mentally.
Bozeman Health wants to help everyone in the community by at least giving them a place to start with free depression screenings on National Depression Screening Day this Thursday, Oct. 8.
The hospital has two ways people can be screened: by taking a brief survey online or stopping by one of several locations within the community, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Anyone is encouraged to take the screening even if you may not be showing symptoms of depression.
“We will give you the actual screening. We’ll score it while you’re there and if you have any questions or if we think that maybe you might want to look a little further into how you’re doing, we’ll talk to you," said Maureen Womack, the System Director for Behavioral Health at Bozeman Health. "We’ll provide you educational materials and also tell you how you can seek help if you feel you need it.”
There are no insurance or financial requirements for the screenings. They are completely free and open to the public.
For more information and a list of screening locations, visit here.