How Are You Feeling? The Utah Department of Human Services offers an anonymous mental health screening tool that can be performed online to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. Please Click this Link to Begin a Screening.
What is Depression? Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to 10% of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-depression-helen-m-farrell.
If you think your child is going through emotional or behavioral issues, Mental Health America has an online screen that parents can take to see if their child is at risk for a variety of mental health disorders at: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screening-tools
Emotional Wellness is just as Important as Physical Wellness. If you’re feeling suicidal, please talk to somebody. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Utah Suicide Hotline 24 hours / 7 days (801) 261-1442. If you don’t like the phone, check out Lifeline Crisis Chat or Crisis Text Line. If you’re a suicide attempt survivor and would like to share your story, take a look at Live Through This.