National Depression Screening Day

WHEN: Thursday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: ACAD Cafeteria

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it often receives the least amount of attention. As an “invisible” disability, depression and other mental illnesses are often regarded by others as “weaknesses” or “excuses.” If you or someone close to you has ever had a mental illness, you know that nothing could be further from the truth.

Depression is widespread and can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. The good news is that depression is treatable. As with all mental illness, early detection and proper intervention lead to much better results.

ACAD is collaborating with community partners to help Defy Depression by raising awareness of this issue and encourages everyone to get screened for depression and seek help if needed.

National Depression Screening Day is on October 6 and is a weeklong collaboration where the Calgary Counseling Centre is offering a 2-minute, anonymous and free, screening test to everyone.  The test is open online from October 3 - 9 at

The online test is a quick multiple-choice questionnaire that is untraceable and confidential with instant results. The test does not offer a diagnosis, but points out the presence or absence of depressive symptoms and offers a referral for further evaluation if needed.

Your emotional well being is very important to us. If you have not been feeling like yourself lately we encourage you to take this quick and confidential screening. There are answers, and there is help.

Take the test here:

One-in-five Canadians will suffer from a mental disorder in their lives, let’s make our ACAD campus a safe and supportive environment.