National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week
May 4-10, 2014

Join the effort to SAVE lives

Each year more than 40 million Americans will suffer with an anxiety disorder and over 20 million will suffer from some type of depressive illness. The cost to the economy of these terrible diseases is billions of dollars each year; the cost in human suffering is immeasurable.  One of the primary goals of this project is to help individuals suffering with anxiety and depressive disorders to find treatment.

Registrants in National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week will receive materials that can be used towards organizing an event during this week.  Even if you cannot organize an event, the materials are invaluable to mental health professionals, colleges, hospitals, employee assistance programs and all types of health organizations.  The materials included in the package can help assist in educational programs, training programs and much more. 

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • AFRAID of PEOPLE DVD
This DVD takes an intimate look at the lives of three individuals who suffer from social anxiety disorder, the third most common mental illness in the United States.  The individuals in the film share their personal experiences and their efforts to overcome this debilitating illness. This film is narrated by Donny Osmond, a popular entertainer.
  • The Mind Causes Pain DVD
This DVD tells the story of real people who suffer with painful physical symptoms that are disrupting their lives.  When they learned that their emotional state was driving their pain, their journey to recovery began.  Featured in this video are Aaron Beck, M.D., the “Founder of Cognitive Therapy”, and Judith Beck, Ph.D. talking about Cognitive therapy.  The video is narrated by Marc Summers, a popular television personality.
  • 25 copies of the MINI (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview) screening forms
These forms can accurately diagnose the five main anxiety disorders as well as major depression.
  • Anxiety and Depression Awareness CD-ROM
CD-ROM contains fact sheets, posters, and other useful promotional materials that will help you to run an event
  • Full Color Promotional Posters
To help educate and de-stigmatize mental illnesses



Cost $30.00 (including shipping and handling). This is normally a $100.00 value.

Click Here to Register


During this week you can host an event, workshop or use these materials in many other productive ways.

EVENTS MAY INCLUDE:

·         Educational workshops about depression and anxiety

·         Setting up a table and giving out educational materials at various venues that include schools, offices, local health fairs and more.

·         Showing a screening of “Afraid of People” or “The Mind Causes Pain” at an appropriate venue

·         Screening individuals for depression and anxiety and referring them to treatment centers

Remember even if you do not organize an event these materials are great educational tools