As the holidays approach, we know that it could be a difficult time for some people. From the loss of a loved one to the loss of a job, celebrating the beauty of the holidays might not be as easy for some as it is for others. That’s why Health Promotion is launching a new awareness campaign, Mind Your Holidays, and we are asking YOU to pledge to check in on yourself and others! This initiative is designed to encourage people to take the time to check-in on those around them who might be facing difficulties during the holiday season, as well as get a “Check-Up from the Neck Up” for themselves, so that together we can stay well and beat the holiday blues.
You keep tabs on your blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol. Why not your emotional well-being? We all could use a check-up from the neck up! That’s why we bring mental health screenings to the community.
We believe in a healthy Philadelphia for everyone. EVERYONE! That means maintaining all types of health—including mental health. And we believe that the best way to promote healthy minds is to encourage all Philadelphians to check in with their feelings from time to time.
National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is an event we host every year to shatter stigma through encouraging dialogue about mental health and connections to behavioral health resources.