June 29, 2015
Drexel University implements new mental health kiosk
By Emily Rolen, Temple University June 25, 2015 1:32 pm
Walking through the Drexel University Recreation Center, I couldn’t even spot it at first. In fact, I walked by it multiple times. I just didn’t expect a kiosk that screens for mental illness to look like a sleek version of an ATM.
The sign next to the kiosk read, “Get a Check-Up From the Neck Up,” so I pressed “Take A Screening” to start the process.
The two-minute anonymous screening can test for six different signs of mental health problems: depression, generalized anxiety, bipolar, post-traumatic stress, eating and alcohol-use disorders.
For depression, the screening asks, “Over the past two weeks, how often have you been feeling low in energy, slowed down?”
I clicked, “For some of the time.”
As the test continued, I began to notice how the questions began to frame whether or not I was depressed. At the end of the screening, it provided me with some resources, including information regarding university counseling and helplines.
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