Healthy USM

National Depression Awareness Month

What Should I Do If I Think I Am Depressed?
The first step is to get an evaluation for depression. You can do any of the following:

*Talk to your Primary Care Physician (PCP) who may do a screening for depression. Your PCP will also evaluate if there is a medical condition causing your depression or making it worse. If your PCP refers you to a behavioral health practitioner, be sure to sign a release of information form so the behavioral health practitioner can communicate with your PCP to coordinate your care.
*Call CIGNA Behavioral Health and speak with a Personal Advocate who is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
*Make an appointment with a behavioral health practitioner who is contracted with CIGNA Behavioral Health. Locate a practitioner online at


Meet Venus Gilley, Provant Health Coach

Welcome Venus Gilley:
Venus Gilley, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and she is excited to bring her experience in nutrition and health promotion to Provant Health and the University of Southern Maine. She will be filling in for Lacey Bouchard. Read more....