National Depression Screening Day is Thursday, October 4, 2018

Take the free, anonymous, online depression-screening test from Monday, October 1 through Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Did you know that depression is highly treatable?

In fact, it is the most treatable of all mental health issues, and the sooner you seek support the faster and better the results. Today, 46% of Albertans experience depression, but only half seek help.

National Depression Screening Day is a community initiative led by Calgary Counselling Centre. During the week of October 1–7, 2018 Calgary Counselling Centre strives to raise awareness around depression and the impact is has on Calgarians through several events. During this time, our online depression-screening tool will open. This quick, free and anonymous depression-screening test can be taken from any computer or mobile device. The test identifies the presence or absence of depressive symptoms. Take the test and if you need help, we’re for you with no waitlist and a sliding fee scale.

Take the test between October 1-7, 2018 by visiting

Events during the week


Sweat the City
October 2
All day
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA – 101 3 St SW

The Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce are partnering with Calgary Counselling Centre for National Depression Screening Day. Sweat the City is an all-day event pairing physical and mental health. Calgarians will have the opportunity to join local leaders and influencers for a day of fitness and fun to defy depression. Come join us and participate in your favourite fitness class or try a new one. Types of classes include facilitated cycle, strength, Zumba and much more.


Resources for Entrepreneurs: Sleep, Mindfulness and Peak Performance
October 3
12:00pm – 1:00pm
ATB Entrepreneur Centre – 1110 17 Ave SW
Entrepreneurs deal with long hours, being pulled in many directions, high stakes and sometimes isolation. These pressures can leave them feeling highly stressed and overwhelmed. Success is attainable, but they need to make sure they are checking in with their mental health along the way. In this session, entrepreneurs and business owners will learn practical tools to balance their mental well-being and business from experts and mental health professionals from ATB, Canadian Mental Health Association and Calgary Counselling Centre.


Depression in Children & Youth: An Information Session for Parents
October 4
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Calgary Counselling Centre – Suite 1000, 105 12 Ave SE
Learn the signs of depression in children and youth and how you can help your child.  Join Cathy Keough, Director of Counselling Initiatives at Calgary Counselling Centre and mom, in this informative talk and Q and A session in connection with National Depression Screening Day.


Can’t wait until October to take the NDSD test?

The test is only available during the NDSD week, which is October 1–7, 2018. If you need you would like an evaluation for depression, or want to receive more information about depression before that time, please call 403-691-5991 or use our form to register for counselling. We’re here to help.

2017 NDSD Summary

This summary highlights the statistical data from the 2017 campaign, and compares it to results from previous years.

Read the Report

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