12 May Walgreens Addresses Growing Need for Mental Health Resources
Mental Health America (MHA) is teaming up with Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, to help connect more people with critical mental health screening tools and information.
Working with MHA, Walgreens launched a new, dedicated mental health “answer center” on its website (www.walgreens.com/mentalhealth) to help connect people to MHA’s Online Screening Program— free, scientifically-based online screenings for a number of conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and others.
The new platform aims to improve health outcomes through early screening and intervention, to heighten consumer awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and to connect more people with clinical resources in their community who can help. With timely intervention so critical to early stage treatment, Walgreens and MHA together have set a goal to complete 3 million online screenings by the end of 2017. MHA believes that taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.