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Elmhurst Hospital provides free depression resources

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 1:36 p.m. CDT

ELMHURST – In light of Robin Williams’ death and his history of severe depression, Elmhurst Hospital is reminding everyone of its resources to the community.

Elmhurst Hospital offers a free, online screening that can determine if a person is at risk for depression. DepressionAware can be completed in five minutes from the comfort of home, anytime, day or night, according to a hospital news release.

To take the DepressionAware test, visit www.emhc.org/services/healthaware.

If a person’s assessment indicates a heightened risk of depression, he or she will receive a call within 24 hours to schedule a free, in-person assessment with a mental health professional at Elmhurst Hospital. A 24-hour hot line number is also provided during the online screening so the participant can call to request the free assessment. All results are confidential. Participants will also receive a report that can be shared with their health care provider, the release said.

Elmhurst Hospital offers a variety of outpatient behavioral health services, including adult partial hospitalization and psychiatric intensive outpatient services, as well as adult and adolescent substance abuse programs, traditional outpatient therapy and medication management. The programs include individual, group and family therapy, according to the release.

For more information or a free mental health assessment, call Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Guidance Services at (331) 221-4400.

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