Take care of your mental health

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. In the US, it affects 5% of people 12 and over. People with depression can suffer from many different symptoms, including:

Feelings of sadness or hopelessness Loss of interest in activities Change in weight Being more or less active than usual Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much Feeling tired Difficulty concentrating Suicidal thoughts

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, talk to your doctor about getting a depression screening. Medicare covers this once per year and you pay nothing if your doctor accepts assignment.

Celebrate World Mental Health Day October 10th – talk to your doctor about how to take charge of your mental health.

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