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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