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Organization DBA Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Former Names National Mental Illness Screening Project, Inc. (2000)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Screening for Mental Health provides innovative mental health and substance use resources and links those in need to quality treatment options. We envision a world where mental health is viewed and treated with the same priority as physical health. 

 

Mission Statement

Screening for Mental Health provides innovative mental health and substance use resources and links those in need to quality treatment options. We envision a world where mental health is viewed and treated with the same priority as physical health. 

 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $2,665,212.00
Projected Expense $3,011,253.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • CollegeResponse®
  • CommunityResponse®
  • MindKare® Kiosk Program
  • WorkplaceResponse®
  • Youth Prevention Programs

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Overview

Mission Statement

Screening for Mental Health provides innovative mental health and substance use resources and links those in need to quality treatment options. We envision a world where mental health is viewed and treated with the same priority as physical health. 

 

Background Statement

From that initial National Depression Screening Day in 1991, our programming and reach has expanded dramatically. In addition to National Depression Screening Day in October, we now also have National Alcohol Screening Day in April and the National Eating Disorders Program which is promoted annually during the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week—the last week of February.

In addition to these annual screening events, we have several educational screening programs targeted toward various demographics including teenagers, college students, the general adult population and seniors. Since our founding, thousands of organizations worldwide including hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, government agencies, older adult facilities, primary care clinics, colleges, secondary schools, corporations, and HMO's have utilized our educational and screening programs.


Impact Statement

Screening for Mental Health (SMH) develops mental health screening programs that help link at-risk individuals with mental health treatment options. Just like a blood pressure screen helps detect warning signs, a mental health screening provides a quick, anonymous, and effective way to connect individuals who are at risk for mood and anxiety disorders, alcohol use disorders, and eating disorders with appropriate treatment. Since our inception, we have provided thousands of people with insight into their mental health. This insight leads people to seek help for their concerns and, in turn, can save lives.


Screening for Mental Health is comprised of four programs that each target a different demographic: youth, college students, the general adult population, and employers. Each program promotes self-identification of mental illness and empowers participants to take the first step toward addressing their mental health. After completing an anonymous screening, participants are provided with information on local treatment options, if necessary.


Research indicates the earlier individuals receive treatment for mental illness, the more likely they are to recover. In 2009, SMH commissioned an independent study by the University of Connecticut to review the effectiveness of its online screening program. The resulting research confirmed that 55 percent of those screened sought treatment within 3 months.


Success Metrics:

  • In 2014, more than 260,000 mental health and alcohol use screenings were completed through our programs.
  • 2,118 organizations have hosted SMH online and in-person screening events for their community.
  • Many of our programs are promoted as part of our four national campaigns: National Depression Screening Day, National Alcohol Screening Day, National Eating Disorders Screening Week, and PTSD Awareness Day.
  • National Depression Screening Day, October
  • 140,777 mental health screenings taken as part of this awareness day in 2014
  • National Eating Disorder Screening Week, February
  • 62,648 mental health screenings taken as part of this awareness day in 2014
  • National Alcohol Screening Day, April
  • 42,230 mental health screenings taken as part of this awareness day in 2014

Needs Statement

Screening for Mental Health is a national nonprofit located in Greater Boston. Its goal is to educate and empower people who are affected by mental illness and substance use issues. We are inserting ourselves into environments where individuals historically have only found resources and help for physical illnesses. Our vision is to have mental health treated with the same gravity as physical health.

Where people can often find life most confusing, Screening for Mental Health attempts to provide them with a road map towards healing and recovery. One in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness (NIMH). There is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes (CDC) and one in 7 mothers will get Postpartum Depression (Wisner et al.).

By creating a space at the table for mental health, we are transforming dialogue and in many instances starting a conversation about mental illness and providing hope to many individuals. SMH works to reduce stigma and creates new ways for individuals to seek help for mental health concerns.


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

Throughout the United States

SMH is a national organization.

Organization Categories

  1. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Management & Technical Assistance
  2. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Mental Health Disorders
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

CollegeResponse®

 

CollegeResponse promotes the prevention, early detection and treatment of mental health and alcohol disorders for college students. SMH partners with colleges and universities to educate students about mental health and connect them with campus resources. This is either done through online mental health screenings or in-person awareness events. If a student scores positive at an event, the clinician on hand will speak with them about the services available on campus or locally in the community. If they are taking the screening online, they are provided with referral information directly upon receiving their results. The online screening program is integrated into an academic institution’s website.

SMH provides schools with screening materials, educational information, promotional materials, and general guidance. To date, 705 colleges and universities in all 50 states have offered the CollegeResponse mental health screening programs for their students.

 

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Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years)
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Examples of Program Success 

CollegeResponse 2014:

  • Partnered with 700 colleges to provide screening for 250,000 students
  • Collaborated with law schools for Law School Mental Health Day resulting in 3700 law students being screened
  • Provided resources for 62% of college students who were screened

CommunityResponse®

CommunityResponse offers community-based organizations programming for mental health screening events and year-round online mental health screenings. Types of organizations that use the program include hospitals, counseling centers, religious organizations, local government agencies, and community centers. The program includes screenings for 6 common mental health disorders and a brief screen for adolescent depression that parents can take on behalf of their child.

 

 

 

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Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults
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Examples of Program Success 

CommunityResponse 2014:

  • Screened 1 million through our community partnerships
  • Achieved 63% increase in screenings numbers from 2013 (299,225 total)

MindKare® Kiosk Program

The MindKare Kiosks are designed for public spaces and serve as thought provokers, conversations starters, and most importantly, signs of hope for those living with a mental health condition.

With our MindKare kiosk, you not only provide individuals with information on their mental health, but you also reduce stigma by making checking in on one’s mental health as easy and commonplace as checking their blood pressure.

Our freestanding kiosks use an interactive touch screen display providing users with a seamless experience as they navigate through our innovative online screening platform. The platform offers a quick, anonymous screening assessment for treatable conditions like depression and anxiety, educational information about common mental health conditions, and access to treatment resources in their area.

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Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults College Aged (18-26 years)
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Examples of Program Success 
  • Launched the first ever mental health screening kiosk in the U.S.
  • Launched 15 kiosks
  • Impacted thousands as kiosk reduces mental health stigma for whole communities

WorkplaceResponse®

 

WorkplaceResponse works in partnership with businesses to provide year-round anonymous mental health screenings for employees. The goal of the program is to raise awareness about common mental health issues in the workplace and to provide easy access to treatment.

Human resource departments and employee assistance providers use the WorkplaceResponse program to integrate mental health education and awareness into existing employee wellness programs.

 

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Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults
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Examples of Program Success 

WorkplaceResponse 2014:

  • Achieved 93% retention rate for client base
  • 14% increase in screenings (13,314 total)

Youth Prevention Programs

Partnering with 980 schools in 45 states, SMH provides the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program for educators to help middle school and high school students identify the signs and symptoms of depression, suicidality and self-injury in themselves and their peers. Using a simple and easy-to-remember acronym, ACT® (Acknowledge, Care, Tell), students are taught certain steps to take if they encounter a situation that requires help from a trusted adult.

Through our programs, students are taught that suicide is not a normal response to stress, but rather a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression. SOS also teaches school staff and community members how to respond to students in crisis through the Training Trusted Adults programming.

The SOS Signs of Suicide® High School Prevention Program is the only school-based suicide prevention program listed on SAMSHA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts. In a randomized controlled study, the SOS program showed a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40% (BMC Public Health, July 2007).

The SOS Signs of Suicide Middle School Program is listed in Section III of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) Best Practices Registry. Programs listed in Section III (Adherence to Standards) address specific goals of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and have been reviewed by a panel of three suicide prevention experts and found to meet standards of accuracy, safety, and programmatic guidelines.

 

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Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 
  • Served over 350,000 students with suicide prevention education in 2015.
  • Partnered with over 1,000 schools in 2015 to provide the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program for educators to help middle and high school students identify the signs of depression and suicidality and take action.
  • A randomized control study revealed that students who participated in the SOS Program reported a reduction in suicide attempts by 40% (BMC Public Health July 2007).
  • 97% of school staff surveyed reported that the SOS Program:
  •  Increased students’ willingness to seek help for themselves or for a friend
  • Increased communication among students and between students and school staff
  • Brought students in need to the attention of school staff
Program Long-Term Success 
  • Over 15 years, the SOS Program has benefited over 3 million students in all 50 states.
  • Since 2010, demand by educators for the program has grown by over 50%.
Program Success Monitored By 
  • The SOS High School Program is the only school-based suicide prevention program listed on the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service’s Administration’s (SAMSHA’s) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts.
  • The SOS Middle School and High School Programs are listed on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry.
  • Programs included on this Registry have been reviewed by a panel of three suicide prevention experts and found to meet the standards of accuracy, safety and programmatic guidelines.
Examples of Program Success 

Youth Programs 2014:

  • Distributed over 1,200 programs to middle and high schools across the U.S.
  • Educated over 350,000 youth to recognize the signs of depression and suicide
  • Reduced self-reported suicide attempts by 40% through the SOS Program

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Norm Gorin
CEO Term Start June 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Norman Gorin has held several senior executive-level positions in both industry and banking and is an active leader in a variety of political and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Gorin presently serves as Chair of the North South Rail Link Steering Committee working with Governor Michael Dukakis and Congressman Seth Moulton to promote the economic, environmental and mobility benefits of constructing a 1.5-mile tunnel connecting North and South stations. Mr. Gorin is a co-founder of Instinct Health Science, Inc. an early stage company whose mission is to reduce workplace health costs through an effective science based weight loss intervention. Mr. Gorin served as the Co-chair of the Deval Patrick Committee in support of the Governor’s first and successful re-election campaigns. Previously, he served as CFO and Managing Principal of Analysis Group, a financial, economic and strategy consulting firm, as VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Avant Immunotherapeutics, Inc. He held a series of senior positions with UST Corp., a multi-billion dollar commercial bank holding company, as SVP of Finance for Sotheby's Inc., and as VP with Citicorp's FISG and Merchant Banking Groups. Mr. Gorin received his MBA from the Wharton School and BA from Harvard where he was the recipient of the George Sutro Lowenstein Fellowship. He serves as a board member of Spirit Series, a member of the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Science and a member of the advisory board of MedScience. Previous activities included membership on the Boards of Directors of Temple Beth Elohim (Wellesley, MA), Analysis Group, Inc., The Alliance for Business Leadership, Fire Control Instruments, Inc., Becket-Chimney Corners Y, the New England NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund and the American Jewish Committee Boston Chapter where he was a Comay Fellow.
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Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms Yvonne Bayliss Director of Operations Yvonne has broad expertise in business administration, management, and employee relations. Prior to joining Screening for Mental Health, Yvonne had a successful career as Manager and General Manager at Back Bay Restaurant Group. She is originally from Ireland and holds a Bachelor's degree from the National College of Ireland.
Ms. Lakhana Peou Director of Programs --
Ms. Candice Porter VP of Partnerships and Outreach --
Ms Sue Thorn Director of Marketing and Communications Sue brings twenty years of experience leading marketing communications and public relations programs for the higher education and technology sectors to her role. Sue holds a Master of Science in Organization Communication from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from New England College.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 17
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 16
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Dr Douglas Jacobs
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder and Medical Director
Board Chair Term Dec 2005 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Matthew D. Anthes Founder and Manging Partner - Union Square Strategic Voting
Daryl DeKarkse MPH Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs - Shire Phamaceuticals Voting
Leonard Freedberg MD Private Practioner, Newton-Wellesley Psychiatry Voting
Douglas Jacobs MD Screening for Mental Health Voting
George Kimball Kimball Capital Management LLC. Voting
Saul Levin MD, MPA CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association Voting
Shari I. Lusskin MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science. Attending in Psychiatry at Mount Sanai Medical Center. Voting
Jefferson Bruce Prince MD Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 28%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $2,665,212.00
Projected Expense $3,011,253.00
Form 990s

2015 2015 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $2,726,511 $2,606,064 $2,859,450
Total Expenses $3,170,340 $3,335,099 $3,138,564

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
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    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $191,739 $167,181 $109,093
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,379,032 $2,306,800 $2,730,100
Investment Income, Net of Losses $155,740 $132,083 $20,257
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $2,533,099 $2,327,455 $2,430,451
Administration Expense $437,205 $1,007,644 $708,113
Fundraising Expense $200,036 -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.86 0.78 0.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses 80% 70% 77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 104% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $4,302,549 $4,774,452 $5,646,320
Current Assets $1,218,288 $1,283,801 $2,266,679
Long-Term Liabilities $46,859 $64,256 $80,936
Current Liabilities $236,344 $110,168 $120,836
Total Net Assets $4,019,346 $4,600,028 $5,444,548

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.15 11.65 18.76

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 1% 1% 1%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

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2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

We offer anonymous mental health and alcohol and substance use self-assessments and related educational materials. The self-assessments are available online, 24/7. The primary goals of the program are to reduce stigma, raise awareness about mental health, and connect those in need to available resources. The self-assessments address depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol and substance use and bipolar disorder. Screenings offer resources in the individual's geographic area, as well as highlights suicide prevention hotlines. Our college programs promote prevention, early detection and treatment of prevalent, under-diagnosed and treatable mental health disorders and alcohol problems affecting college students. Through online screening tools, the CollegeResponse Program provides confidential and effective screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and alcohol and substance use. This program services approximately 650 colleges. The SOS, Signs of Suicide Prevention Program, is offered to students in middle and high schools. The program’s primary objectives are to educate youth that depression is a treatable illness and to equip them to respond to a potential suicide in a friend or family member using the ACT technique. SOS is an action-oriented approach instructing students how to ACT (Acknowledge, Care and Tell) in the face of a mental health emergency. The SOS programs also provide education materials for youth, parents and school staff. Our MindKare Kiosk Program offers screenings in public spaces, such has health departments, colleges, corporate settings, etc. We have programs for community-based and workplace settings as well.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

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4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

In our 25 years, we have enabled thousands of individuals across the US access mental health services. Programs provided by colleges and universities, public schools, departments of health, workplaces and communities have raised awareness of the importance of mental health screening. One of our signature awareness initiatives is National Depression Screening Day that provides information to the public on depression and offers the ability to take a free, anonymous screening at helpyourselfhelpothers.org.