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Grocery List - Bread, Milk, Eggs and Mental Health Screening?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 7, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Mental Health Screening, Mental Health Kiosk, For years, grocery store kiosks have been used to assess patients' physical health. It's easy to have a quick blood pressure taken at one of these booths, and in some stores you can even have your feet assessed to help you find the right shoe insoles. However, researchers have decided to take a new angle on the various types of health assessments that are offered in grocery stores. Now, in one ShopRite store in Philadelphia, you can also be screened for any potential mental health issues you might be facing.

The Pilot Screening Program

This mental health screening kiosk program is still in its early stages, and it's currently undergoing a pilot program in Philadelphia to gauge its effectiveness. The kiosk operates through a mounted tablet, and its goal is to assist users in understanding their own mental status a little bit more fully, as well as to offer them assistance based on their needs.

How Does it Work?

The kiosk is very simple, and it's also easy to use, even for someone who isn't computer savvy. It works by asking a series of questions, and then offering people the opportunity to take an assessment that is based on their answers. Once the initial short assessment has been completed, the kiosk may suggest other assessments, or offer the person some additional information, based on the outcome.

What is the Goal?

The experimental stage for this kiosk will provide a wealth of information about the general public; not just people with mental health diagnoses. Developers are expecting to see great results from the kiosk, which will prompt them to put more screening kiosks of this type in other area grocery stores. The fact is that many people simply aren't aware that the way they are feeling could be tied to an underlying health issue. A kiosk is an easy way for people to get answers to their personal health questions related to their mental well-being, and to also get the help they may have been putting off getting for a long time.

We expect to see an excellent result once the six month pilot period for this kiosk has been completed. For more information on the different ways modern technology is working to improve not only your mental health, but also your quality of life, please contact us today.

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