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Recovery for All: July 2012
Mental Health Screening Application Adapted for Spanish-speaking Users
“Hay Un App Para Eso/There’s an App for That”
The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health has partnered with M3 to release a Spanish language version of WhatsMyM3, a quick and anonymous tool that screens for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. The release coincides with the partnership’s recognition and support of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
Henry Acosta, former NAMI Board member and executive director of the National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health (NRCHMH) says that the adapted WhatsMyM3 tool is incredibly valuable for the Latino community due to trends of misconceptions, barriers to quality care and general underutilization of mental health services within this population.
The new application, available to iPhone and Android users, will allow individuals to self-assess and receive information for free in the privacy and comfort of chosen space and may ultimately lead to earlier detection, more informed discussions with service providers and ultimately improved mental health outcomes among Latinos.
Find out more on the NRCHMH website.