May Is Mental Health Month!
Since May is Mental Health Month, I’d like to share some information from Mental Health America. There are some links included in the information below that may benefit you or someone you love. Please feel free to share this information and these links with others.
Partnership to Provide the M3 Checklist, a Free Online Personalized Mental Health Screen for Prevalent Mental Health Diseases.
Mental Health America provides the only online test that screens for depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and anxiety. The innovative online mood-screening tool is offered in partnership with M3 which created this medically proven checklist for mental health well-being.
Visitors simply need to click on the box in the upper right corner of the Mental Health America home page labeled “How’s Your Mood Today” to start the three-minute self-assessment process. The customized assessment provides a score that a person can then share with his or her physician and monitor over time.
People need to be screened because mental health has a significant impact on physical health, including risk factors for chronic illness such as cancer. Undiagnosed and misdiagnosed mental health issues can take several years off a person’s life, sometimes in surprising and unanticipated ways.
About Mental Health America
Mental Health America, founded in 1909, and is the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. With our 240 affiliates across the country, we touch the lives of millions – advocating for changes in mental health and wellness policy; educating the public and providing critical information; and delivering urgently needed mental health and wellness programs and services. For more information, visit http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/.
CHI Health offers a variety of mental health resources and assistance.
Karen Williams, LIMHP is a Mental Health provider at CHI Health.