Reid Health launches mental health, substance misuse online screening tool
Reid Health, with funding from Reid Health Community Benefit, has launched an online screening tool for identifying mental health and substance misuse issues.
The MindWise Screening
program uses an online platform to increase prevention through early
identification of issues. MindWise offers short, online questionnaires for
behavioral health disorders such as anxiety, depression, opioid misuse, and
more—13 different screenings total.
Angela Cline, Reid
Health's Director of Community Benefit, said the service is a great tool to
help with one of the community's main health priorities - mental health and
"These issues are prevalent in our service area," she said. "Our goal with these screenings and other tools is to help people identify issues early and encourage them to seek the help they need."
"The isolation and anxiety
of COVID-19 highlights the growing need for more mental health and substance
misuse resources," said MindWise Senior Vice President Bryan Kohl. "We are
firmly committed to providing organizations with a platform to support the
behavioral health of both their employees and customers globally - something
that's now more important than ever."
During this time of
isolation and uncertainty, Reid is offering this community facing platform to
make screenings quicker and easier for people in our communities, Cline
said. "These screenings help break down
some of the barriers that people have accessing care. These screenings
are free, anonymous, easy to access online, and provide resources at the end of
the screening should they decide to pursue treatment. "
If you or someone you know
is feeling suicidal, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text ACT to 741741.
The tools can be found