Screenings & Education
The MindKare Kiosks are designed for public spaces and serve as thought provokers, conversations starters, and most importantly, signs of hope for those living with a mental health condition.
With our MindKare kiosk, you not only provide individuals with information on their mental health, but you also reduce stigma by making checking in on one’s mental health as easy and commonplace as checking their blood pressure.
Our freestanding kiosks use an interactive touch screen display providing users with a seamless experience as they navigate through our innovative online screening platform. The platform offers a quick, anonymous screening assessment for treatable conditions like depression and anxiety, educational information about common mental health conditions, and access to treatment resources in their area.
Each kiosk can be customized specifically for your organization. Choose from a number of unique color themes, add your logo, and customize your welcome message and referral text.
Our online screening self-assessments provide a safe, anonymous way for individuals to check in on their mental health. The kiosks include screenings for six mental health issues: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and alcohol use disorders. Individuals are provided with an assessment of their mental health, information on whether their results are consistent with a mental health disorder, and access to quality, local treatment resources.
Our team can help you determine how our tools can complement your existing mental health programming. We will provide promotional materials that will help introduce and promote the kiosk program to your audiences.
Colleges and Universities
Having students actively invested in their mental health and staying socially connected with peers can enrich your student body and create a more connected campus. Making MindKare kiosks a permanent part of campus life can reduce stigma and foster important conversations about mental health.
Our kiosks are designed to reach people during their daily routines. Mental illness and substance use don’t rest when you’re doing your errands, grabbing a bite to eat or doing any day-to-day task. Having the kiosks in public places allows individuals more opportunity to check in on their mental health.
For more information about how our kiosks are used within community organizations read the articles below:
>> Fourteen kiosks have been implemented by Trillium, the behavioral health management authority for Eastern North Carolina
>> In Pennsylvania, Montgomery County has implemented five kiosks thanks to funding from the HealthSpark Foundation
>> CHNA7 has funded two kiosks in Massachusetts
Having a MindKare kiosk in the workplace provides an easy, affordable way for employees to check in on their mental health, reduces costs, and improves productivity. It is estimated that mental illness and substance abuse issues cost employers between $79 and $105 billion annually in indirect costs. Early detection, assessment and connection with treatment can have a significant impact on the lives of those who experience mental health issues
The Nation’s First Mental Health Kiosk
In August of 2014, Screening for Mental Health, in partnership with Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) and the Scattergood Foundation, introduced the nation’s first MindKare kiosk. Located at a QCare clinic inside a Philadelphia ShopRite, this pilot program aimed to:
- Increase awareness about common and treatable mental health conditions
- Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and asking for help
- Increase access to quality care through provision of local treatment referrals
The pilot’s public location prompted increased visibility and eased the process of checking in on one’s mental health, making it as easy and accessible as checking in on one’s physical health (i.e. blood pressure screening). Since the pilot launched, Screening for Mental Health has developed next generation kiosks and a robust program for community organizations and higher education institutions that want to integrate the MindKare program into their current mental health offerings.
Do you want to learn more about implementing a MindKare kiosk to promote wellness to your audiences? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 239-0071.
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