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Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 Toolkit

Mental Health America (MHA) started Mental Health Month in 1949 to communicate the importance of mental health to overall health. MHA insights about the factors that lead to mental health for… Read More

National Certified Peer Specialists (NCPS)

Opportunities for peers to work in a variety of systems and settings to support individuals in achieving and maintaining recovery exist. This website, developed by Mental Health America (MHA) and… Read More

NAMI: You Are Not Alone

Million of people are affected by mental illness each year. Across the country, many people just like you work, perform, create, compete, laugh, love and inspire every day. The National… Read More

Digital Health Glossary

Adaptive algorithms An area of artificial intelligence, where algorithms can continue to learn and evolve over time.1 Advanced analytics A device or product that can identify, analyze, and use large… Read More

Wellness Tracker

This tool is a simple checklist for consumers to complete in the waiting room. Consumers can easily check off how they’ve been feeling and write down issues or concerns they’d… Read More

Patient Health Questionnaire 15 (PHQ-15)

The Patient Health Questionnaire 15 is a self-administered 15-item scale to measure somatic symptoms, with questions from the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ). The PHQ family of measures, including abbreviated and… Read More

Opioid Risk Tool© (ORT)

The Opioid Risk Tool© (ORT) is a five-question, self-administered assessment that can be completed within 5 minutes and should be utilized on a patient’s initial visit. It assesses the patient… Read More

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C)

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) is a brief alcohol screen that reliably identifies patients who are hazardous drinkers or who have active alcohol use disorders. The AUDIT-C contains… Read More

Mini-Cog™

The Mini-Cog™ is a 3-minute instrument that can increase detection of cognitive impairment in older adults. It can be used effectively after brief training in both health care and community-based… Read More

Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale (GAD-7)

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale (GAD-7) is a self-administered 7-item anxiety scale initially developed to diagnose generalized anxiety disorder. The GAD-7 also proved to have sensitivity and specificity as… Read More

Comorbid Medical Illness In Bipolar Disorder

Key Messages This study measured rates of medical illnesses in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and assessed potential associations between medical disease burden and the clinical course of BD. Compared… Read More

Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ)

The Mood Disorder Questionnaire is a brief self-administered tool to screen (not diagnose) for bipolar disorder. It takes about five minutes to complete and should be followed by a comprehensive… Read More

Smartphone Applications For Mental Health

Key Messages As little research has been done to characterize the information available to users of mental health-related smartphone applications (apps), the authors performed a content analysis of descriptions of… Read More