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“Get mental-health check up”

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This October 9, 2014 Philly.com article talks about efforts being made in Philly to improve access to mental health services through screening and education.

“Why Schools Should Screen Their Students’ Mental Health”

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This October 7, 2014 TIME article talks about the benefits of including mental health screening in schools suggesting that including screening as a standard process could have the effect of decreasing stigma so often attached to mental health which could in turn increase overall access to services.

“Clinic in Philly supermarket offers first in-store mental health screening in U.S.”


Grocery Store Green Bell Peppers

Grocery Store Green Bell Peppers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Article LinkThis July 31, 2014 Philly NewsWorks article talks about the first mental health screening clinic in the United States to be placed in a Philadelphia grocery store.

“‘We Must Do Better Job of Assessing the Mental Well Being of Service Members'”

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This May 7, 2014 Insurance Net article talks about not only the need for the military to improve the mental health screening of military personal, but also describes some of what is being done in this area.  there is also a video linked


SALUTE TO OUR MILITARY PARADE, Fairbanks, Alaska (Photo credit: Fort Wainwright Public Affairs Office)

within the article of the discussion during a DOD meeting.

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“Lewistown clinic joins others in introducing depression screening”

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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This October 29, 2013 article found on The Sentinel website talks about efforts being made to help general practitioners and other physicians screen their patients for depression to try increasing patient access to mental health treatment.


“Primary care providers can do better at identifying patients with behavioral problems”

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This February 3, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the role that primary care physicians and emergency room physicians could play in helping identify people in need of mental health care.


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