Mental health resources
We have compiled some resources to help you manage your mental health
Learn more about the mental health conditions on your report
Have you taken a mental health screening? If not, please click Take your free screening now. Mental health can change over time. That’s why it’s so important to screen for mental health issues on a regular basis. Below is more information about the conditions that could be in your Connected Mind Mental Health Risk Screening Report.
Your doctor can give you more information
Your Mental Health Risk Screening Report is designed to facilitate a meaningful conversation between you and your doctor or mental health provider. You can learn more about your results by taking them to your doctor or mental health provider. With your permission, they can retrieve a more detailed clinical version of your results by visiting https://connectedmind.me/code and entering the code from the bottom of your Mental Health Risk Screening Report. For enhanced security, they will also be required to enter your birthday.
What is Depression
Depression is characterized by being stuck in a depressed state or mood and includes a loss of interest or hopelessness causing impairment in daily life. There are two types of depression: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that tends to be more severe and shorter duration, and Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) that tends to be less severe and lasting for two or more years. Often times those suffering from depression are only aware of their physical symptoms and do not realize that what they’re experiencing is actually being caused by depression. So it’s important to screen for depression and other mental health conditions on a regular basis.
What is Anxiety
Anxiety is characterized by an exaggerated anxiousness and excessive worry about everyday life events when there is no obvious reason. Everyone has anxiety at some level, but it becomes an issue when that anxiety is excessive, without a specific reason, and interferes with daily life. Anxiety can take a serious toll on your body, including headaches, stomach problems, extreme fatigue, and a loss of libido, to name a few. Many people that suffer from anxiety only recognize their physical symptoms and are often unaware that they are caused by an underlying mental health condition. So it’s important to screen for anxiety and other mental health conditions on a regular basis.
What is ADHD
Attention deficit/ hyperactive disorder also known as ADHD affects both children and adults. It is characterized by an inability to focus or pay attention, excessive levels of hyperactivity or impulsive behavior, or a combination of both. ADHD can cause severe impairment in multiple areas of daily life. ADHD can also have many positive aspects. Doctors and researchers are still not sure what causes ADHD, but there’s some belief that it’s neurological in origin. Many people who suffer from ADHD are unaware that the difficulties functioning in their daily life are caused by a mental health condition. That is why it is so important to screen for ADHD and other mental heath disorders.
What is Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorder or addiction, as it is commonly referred to, is very often connected to other mental health conditions. Whether those conditions existed before, or are being caused or exacerbated by the substance use disorder is often difficult to tell. In both cases, dealing with the substance use disorder along with treating any other co-occurring mental health condition is critical. Because of the close connection to substance use disorder and other mental health conditions it’s important to screen for mental health conditions on a regular basis.
What is Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is characterized by an extreme shift toward heightened mood, elevated energy, and extreme behavior. These shifts last for days at a time and in some cases lead to hospitalization. These shifts are followed by depression, hopelessness, and often thoughts of suicide. Bipolar disorder is often misunderstood and can be mistaken for other mental health conditions such as ADHD or depression, resulting in severe consequences. If you do not see a Bipolar Disorder results box on your report, it’s because it’s only screened if the tool detects a risk for depression. If you would liked to be screened separately for Bipolar Disorder, please ask your doctor or mental health professional.
What is Somatic Symptom Disorder
Somatic symptom disorder is characterized by anxiety that focuses on physical senses or symptoms causing excessive worry and research about those senses and symptoms. The senses or symptoms may be real but the underlying anxiety and worry can mask them or cause them to be exacerbated. Many people who suffer from somatic symptom disorder are not aware that a mental health condition may be causing or making their symptoms worse. So it’s important to screen for somatic symptom disorder and other mental health conditions on a regular basis.
Get immediate help
If you or someone you know need emergency assistance, please call 911 or go immediately to the nearest Emergency Room.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24/ 7. They connect callers to a crisis center nearest them. They provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HOME” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available everywhere in the United States 24/ 7. They serve anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them to crisis counselors who can provide information and support.
Veteran's Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can call 1-800-799-4889.
Find a healthcare provider
Treatment for mental health can vary. It’s difficult to know where to begin. Below are a few options. If you are unsure where to start, and you are not in immediate crisis, please contact a primary care doctor.
Primary Care Doctor
A local primary care doctor can either provide treatment or refer you to a therapist or specialist. Make sure to check with your insurance for the primary care doctors in your network. Please make sure to bring the results of your Connected Mind mental health screening with you to the appointment.
Choosing Therapy can connect you with an experienced, licensed therapist. They provide a free matching consultation, in which they will listen to you and suggest potential therapists for you. All therapy is done remotely. Please make sure to have the results of your Connected Mind mental health screening with you at the appointment.
If you are not in immediate crisis, here are some self-led mental health resources.
Freedom 365™ takes the content and activities of a substance use rehabilitation program and puts into interactive digital experience that can be accessed privately — anytime, anywhere from the convenience of your phone, tablet or PC.
Shadow’s Edge is a game that works with ages 13 – 25, helping them to work through their feelings and emotions by teaching them to journal in a fun and interactive way.