Drexel Snapshot: New Mental Health Screening Kiosk in University Recreation Center

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Anna Gibbons, an undergraduate public health major and member of the Drexel student organization Active Minds, which focuses on promoting mental health and wellness, demonstrates use of the mental health screening kiosk. Anna Gibbons, an undergraduate public health major and member of the Drexel student organization Active Minds, which focuses on promoting mental health and wellness, demonstrates use of the mental health screening kiosk.

Drexel’s Recreation Center now offers a new way for students, staff and visitors to maintain healthy minds in the same place where they attend to the health of their bodies. The new MindKare™ mental health kiosk is now up and running in the center’s lobby—and it’s the first such kiosk at any university.

Taking care of mental wellness is vitally important for college students, many of whom experience anxiety and depression. As the New York Times reported last week, nearly one in six college students has been diagnosed with or treated for anxiety within the past year.

The MindKare kiosk offers users quick, simple self-assessments to anonymously gauge their risk for mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, alcohol…

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