DoD Website With Mental Health Care Resources, Self-Screening Tools Remains Poorly Promoted, Largely Unknown to Most Service Members

ABOUT: Military Pathways Mental Health Screening and Information

by DoD-Screening for Mental Health®
October 1, 2012

To help those who may be struggling, the Department of Defense teamed up with the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health®, to launch Military Pathways (formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program®).

The program is available online, over the phone, and at special events held at installations worldwide. It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for family members and service personnel in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve.

The self-assessments are a series of questions that, when linked together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling and whether they could benefit from talking to a health professional.
The primary goals of the program are to reduce stigma, raise awareness about mental health, and connect those in need to available resources.

The self-assessments address depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol use and bipolar disorder. After an individual completes a self-assessment, s/he is provided with referral information including services provided through the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Read this story at its source:

https://www.militarymentalhealth.org/screening/default.aspx

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