What’s My M3?

Take Control of Your Mental HealthEver wondered if the down feelings you’ve had for the last few weeks are something to worry about?

What if you could know when the best time to seek help for your anxious feelings?

Earlier this week What’s My M3 was featured in USA Today. What’s My M3 is a free screening tool that helps people know when they need to seek help. The short questionnaire screens for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The result is a score from 0-100 on the likelihood that you are struggling with one these mental health issues.

What’s My M3 allows the score to be printed, faxed, emailed, or even saved in Microsoft’s Health Vault. This allows you to send your score to your doctor or counselor. Hopefully, this allows for a honest conversation with you and your healthcare providers about your mental health.

Most mood disorders are treatable. Getting help for depression or anxiety can drastically improve your quality of life. Also, you can reduce your chance of heart attack and increase your ability to recover from strokes.

What’s My M3 can be used as a tracking tool. Tracking your mood overtime can let you know when there might be a concern.  Also, tracking can be used as a measure of progress in counseling. The benefit of both is that you know when things are getting better or worse.

The screening takes only a few minutes to complete. What’s My M3 is free on the web or can be purchased for $2.99 in the Apple App Store and in Google Play. There is also a Kindle book that accompanies the screening.

Tools like this can help you keep a pulse on your mental health. I encourage you to take the screening as an experiment, if for nothing else. You owe it to yourself to keep track of your emotional well-being. This is a great tool to do just that.

 

Want more? Sign up for email updates to receive my monthly Mental Health Tip Sheet. June’s tip sheet will be up soon and will have some tips  and exercises on keeping things balanced.

Have a great week.

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