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Vidant Health Offering Free Screenings

September 30, 2014 by Beth Anne Atkins

GREENVILLE, NC—Vidant Health is offering free depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar screenings across eastern North Carolina during events throughout October. “In partnership with Mental Health America, we are offering people the ability to take a screening tool, and then discuss their personalized results with a local clinician,” states Timothy Livengood, outreach manager. “It will be a great way for people to begin a personal discussion about sadness, stress, worry, and trauma, which affect all of us differently.” 

Glenn Simpson with Vidant Medical Center’s Behavioral Health program elaborated: “Mental Illness Awareness Week is a time we set aside each year to ensure the community knows about the signs, symptoms, and triggers of mental health disorders. These events allow us to reach the community and help educate them on how to stay well, both physically and mentally.” 

“Vidant Health’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for the people and communities we serve, touch and support. This initiative does just that,” remarked Cindy Thomas, Outpatient Behavioral Health Program Director. “We are able to connect people with resources and help them find answers to their questions relating to sadness and stress. This screening is invaluable for patient’s whole well-being.”

“Screening for mental health conditions should be as ubiquitous as screening for other chronic conditions,” says Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America. “Through our MHA screening initiative and our #B4Stage4 campaign, we at Mental Health America are calling attention to, and building support for, the kinds of initiatives that will identify mental health conditions during the earliest stages of the process. These are the times when recovery is not only possible, but likely – especially when we provide the right services and the right time.” 

The screening events will happen throughout eastern North Carolina at four Vidant facilities throughout October: 

Vidant Bertie Hospital – Windsor, NC | October 3rd 11:00-1:00 | Hospital Lobby

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital – Tarboro, NC | October 9th 8:00-10:00 | Hospital Cafeteria

Vidant Medical Center – Greenville, NC | October 9th 11:30-2:30 | Pine Room @ Hospital Cafeteria

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital – Ahoskie, NC | October 20th 11:00-1:00 | Hospital Lobby



These screenings are FREE and open to the public and no appointment is necessary. 



For more information, please visit VidantHealth.com/BehavioralHealth or call Timothy Livengood at 252.847.8464. 
 
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