The Edgecombe County Health Department in Tarboro, North Carolina will be getting a mental health screening kiosk in its waiting room, according to The Fix, a recovery news website. The hope is that more people will seek out services after utilizing the free-standing MindKare Kiosks, which provide self-assessment tools, information on different mental health disorders, as well as connections to resources that can provide support and treatment. People can use the kiosks confidentially.
The kiosks include screenings for six mental health issues: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and alcohol use disorder, according to MindKare's website. People can also access the assessment questionnaire online, where they can be connected directly to the county health department's call center for immediate assistance, and make an appointment to see a provider, explained Karen Salacki of Eastpointe, a behavioral health organization.