PSA: The city is offering free depression screenings this week - Generocity Philly


Oct. 3, 2017 10:10 am

PSA: The city is offering free depression screenings this week

As many as 85,000 adult Philadelphians have depression, according to the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. Catch a screening at 14 locations on Thursday, Oct. 5.
National Depression Screening Day is this Thursday, Oct. 5.

For the sixth year, the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is posting up at multiple locations to administer free mental health screenings, make treatment referrals and offer other wellness resources:

  • La Colombe, 6th and Market streets, from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Jefferson Station, 12th Street entrance, from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • People Acting to Help (PATH), 8220 Castor Ave., 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy, 260 W. Lehigh Ave., 1 to 3 p.m.
  • TheVillage, 6517 Chester Ave., noon to 3 p.m.
  • Northeast Community Center, 4670 Roosevelt Blvd., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free Library, 201 S. 40th St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Starbucks, 2221 S. Broad St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hawthorne Park, 1200 Catherine Ave., 10 a.m. to noon
  • Silver Springs Martin Luther School, 7208 Germantown Ave., 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Church of the Advocate, 1801 Diamond St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Aria-Jefferson Health, 4900 Frankford Ave., 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Temple University Episcopal Campus, 100 E. Lehigh Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • SPIN Inc., 10980 Norcom Road, 3 to 6 p.m.

DBHIDS also has a free screening tool online for those who can’t make it in person. As many as 85,000 adult Philadelphians have depression, according to a release from DBHIDS, as well as 16 million Americans.

“People need to know if the feelings they are experiencing are symptomatic of depression or any other mood disorder so that they can begin accessing any necessary treatment and put themselves in the best possible position to recover,” said new DBHIDS Commissioner David T. Jones in the release. “We want to enable Philadelphians to make this determination early and easily so instead of waiting for the community to come to us asking for depression screenings, which may or may not happen, we’re bringing depression screenings directly to the community.”

From our Partners


From our Partners

This is how the City must tackle behavioral health needs with the American Rescue Plan money

How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job

American Rescue Plan Act offers City opportunity to meet critical behavioral health needs


Generocity Philly

Inscripción Doble en Congreso: Lo que trae el futuro

Wynnewood, PA

Impact100 Philadelphia

Executive Director

Apply Now

Riverbend Environmental Education Center Executive Director

Apply Now

Eviction: The physical, financial and mental health consequences of losing your home

One year of COVID-19

COVID-19 and mental health: Feeling anguish is normal and is not a disorder


Generocity Philly

Dual Enrollment at Congreso: Where does it go from here?

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity