Every year when National Depression Screening Day rolls around, your interest is piqued but you just can't seem to get off your ass and get to one of their free and anonymous screenings. It's not that you're lazy, maybe just ... depressed? Depression does spread its ominous cloud on about 19 million Americans every year. Could you be one of them? You'll be in the dark forever if you don't finally avail yourself of this 12-year-old program, created with support from the American Psychiatric Association. Listen to a lecture, perform a self-assessment, and have a private chat with a mental health professional to find out whether you're suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, or generalized anxiety disorder. Call 800-520-6373 or see www.mentalhealthscreening.org for details. -- By Nina Korman
Glimpse the golden age of news
There was a time when WSVN was known as WCKT and the journalistic style was a tad less Rick Sanchezian. It was the 1950s and '60s, and WCKT and WTVJ were on the front lines of the Cuban revolution and its fallout, producing half-hour special reports. Presented by the Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive, the Camera Eye on Latin America series replays some of these old programs as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The reports covered a variety of issues: attempts to oust Batista by a group from Miami, Batista's opponents (such as Castro and his gang), and gunrunning from the Port of Miami. The screenings run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Thursday, October 30th, in the auditorium at Miami-Dade Public Library, 101 W. Flagler St. Admission is free. Call 305-375-1505. -- By John Anderson
Long Day's Journey
Although she may not be well known to the masses, artist Joan Jonas has been pioneering video and performance art since the 1960s. She's blurred the lines between sculpture, theater, and dance with a smattering of all kinds of artistic disciplines interwoven in her body of work. Tonight she returns to South Florida to perform her conceptual time piece Crossed Waves: After a Long Train Ride, which parallels her journey to Miami. The performance begins at 8:00 at the Moore Space, 4040 NE 2nd Ave., second floor. Admission is free. Call 305-438-1163. -- By Juan Carlos Rodriguez
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