Health

It’s Time to ‘Check Your Mood’

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How are you feeling today?

It seems like a casual question, but the answer could give insight into the status of your mental health.

We often overlook our mental health. Getting screened for depression should be an important part of your health care regimen, much like checking your blood pressure or getting screened for heart disease or diabetes.

On October 11, in conjunction with National Depression Screening Day, the County of San Diego and community partners encourage you to “Check Your Mood” and check in with how you are feeling. It’s an annual event to engage and encourage San Diego residents to assess and monitor their emotional well-being.

Screenings will be held at dozens of locations throughout the County. The locations, found on an interactive map, are quick and anonymous opportunities to find mental health assistance, resources and referrals. Several additional locations will have information available.

In addition to the week of screenings, the County’s multilingual Access and Crisis Line (888-724-7240) continues to be available seven days a week, 24 hours a day with access to County behavioral health services all year long.

For more information about Check Your Mood, a map of participating locations and additional resources, please visit www.LiveWellSD.org/CheckYourMood. If you are unable to visit a screening site on Thursday, you can take a quick, free and anonymous assessment online.

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact