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If you have, you know that people concerned about mental health can come here to find important resources related to suicide prevention.
We hope that you’ll visit our Find Support page to learn more about how to help yourself or a loved one who may be affected by mental health or suicide.
If you are worried that you or someone you love might have depression or need mental health support, take a moment and complete the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). The PHQ-9 is a commonly used self-inventory tool that helps screen for depression. After completing this quick questionnaire, print and take to your medical doctor – and have a conversation about your mental health care, just as you would your physical health care.
While not a formal diagnosis, if you (or someone you care about) is experiencing the symptoms listed on this questionnaire, it might suggest a clinical depression concern. Taking stock is the first step in getting help, and feeling better.
The good news is that mental health conditions like depression are quite treatable, and successful treatment can begin with a conversation with your doctor, and a diagnosis.