Unity Health Offers Depression Screenings Oct. 8

Unity Health and the Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation will offer free, anonymous depression screenings Oct. 8, as a part of National Depression Screening Day. Screenings will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Unity Health’s White County Medical Center campus in Searcy and on the Harris Medical Center campus in Newport. Screenings will include written evaluations, access to a licensed professional counselor and referrals.

National Depression Screening Day is held annually to create awareness for depression, manic-depression, and anxiety and to educate the public about the symptoms and effective treatments. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2013 an estimated 15.7 million U.S. adults aged 18 and older had at least one major depressive episode.

For more information about behavioral health services at Unity Health, please visit Unity-Health.org/psychiatric-services.

For more information about the Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation and the services it provides, and for questions about National Depression Screening Day, please call (501) 278-4357.

As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in an eight-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The Searcy facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – After Hours Clinic, Unity Health – McAfee Medical Clinic, Unity Health - Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.

Unity Health – Harris Medical Center is a 133-bed facility with complete inpatient and outpatient care. The Harris Medical Center staff believes in the power of people to create great care. Harris Medical Center is more than 225 healthcare professionals strong and works hard every day to create a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community they call home. In addition to the main campus, Unity Health – Harris Medical Center’s network includes Unity Health - Medical Clinic, Unity Health – Internal Medicine, Unity Health – Women’s Clinic and Unity Health – Pediatric Clinic.