National Alcohol Screening Day will be held April 11, 2013
Screening for Mental Health offers alcohol screening programs for the military, colleges and universities, community-based organizations and businesses.
Held annually on Thursday of the first full week of April, National Alcohol Screening Day is an outreach, education, and screening program that raises awareness about alcohol misuse and refers individuals with alcohol problems for further treatment. Thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations provide the program to the public each year.
Main features of the online alcohol screening program
- Anonymous, online screenings.
- Utilization reports: Organizations who participate in the online screening can run utilization reports at any time to see how many people are taking the online screening.
- Demographic Information: Utilization reports include detailed demographic information and data about how participants are scoring (while ensuring anonymity).
- Community Downloadable Kit: All participating organizations receive access to the Downloadable Kit, allowing them to download and print dozens of educational handouts, clinician guides, promotional templates and posters.
- Promotional Support: SMH’s marketing staff is at your service to provide advice and templates to help you promote your online screening. All participants also receive the Online Screening Promotional Guide.
Military Mental Health
Military Pathways® (formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program MHSAP) is a voluntary, anonymous mental health and alcohol education screening program offered to military personnel and their families in all branches, including the National Guard and Reserve.
The primary goals of the program are to educate, raise awareness, offer screenings, and host events about mental health.
Military Pathways program materials are provided FREE to installations, units and groups. Funding is provided by the Department of Defense, with support from the Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2health.org).
Community Mental Health
CommunityResponse is a comprehensive mental health educational and screening program designed for organizations, including hospitals, community centers, social service agencies, government organizations, and older adult facilities.
CommunityResponse offers community-based organizations opportunities to offer year-round mental health screening for depression and related mood disorders, alcohol misuse and eating disorders. The flagship program of CommunityResponse is theNational Depression Screening Day program.
College Student Mental Health
CollegeResponse® promotes the prevention, early detection and treatment of prevalent, often under-diagnosed and treatable mental health disorders and alcohol problems through in-person and online screening. For more than a decade, the program has offered affordable and practical risk management tools and information that educate, assess, and connect students with appropriate resources.
Your campus health and counseling center has limited capacity. So how do you focus your resources on the students most at risk?
CollegeResponse Gives Your Students:
- The opportunity to self-screen for depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders, and alcohol use disorders
- Access to unlimited, anonymous online screenings and/or confidential screenings at in-person events
- Help-seeking tools
- Immediate results and referrals to your on-campus counseling and health center following completion of screening questionnaire
CollegeResponse offers kits to host in-person events for National Depression Screening Day® (NDSD), National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP) and National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD). Also, year-round online screening, with customized URL and home page featuring college colors, logo and photo of campus.
Youth Mental Health
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 11 to 18-year-olds in the United States (CDC). Prevalence rates of youth who self-injure range from 15-20%.
Fortunately, the emotional crises that so often precede suicide and self-injury are both recognizable and treatable, and good prevention programs can teach youth how to recognize the symptoms of depression, in themselves or a friend, before it’s too late.
The youth prevention programs provide practical risk management tools and information to assess, prevent and respond to signs of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury.
Workplace Mental Health
WorkplaceResponse is a mental health education and screening program available to businesses and their employees. The program can be easily integrated into existing employee assistance programs or enhance already existing wellness initiatives. The goal of WorkplaceResponse is to raise awareness about common mental health issues and provide easy access to screenings and referral information for treatment.
The mental health screenings are anonymous and confidential, yet provide very specific referral information should individuals need further evaluation and treatment. The program offers screenings for common mental health concerns including depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, eating disorders and alcohol problems.
For more information on National Alcohol Screening Day or to take an online screening, visit http://www.howdoyouscore.org/
Fairwinds Treatment Center is a dual diagnosis treatment facility specializing in substance abuse, alcohol and eating disorders. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to alcohol or maybe a combination of several disorders, contact Fairwinds to discuss your situation. Our counselors will help you find the treatment to fit your needs. Call 727-449-0300 or contact through our website here.