WhatsMyM3 Mobile App Helps with Suicide Prevention
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 90 percent of people who die from suicide had a mental illness, many times left untreated, at the time their death. Screening is key, according to M3 Clinician, developers of the WhatsMyM3 app. During National Suicide Prevention Week, M3 Clinician spoke with CBS Radio, InformationWeek, the Indianapolis Recorder and Radio MD’s The Healthy Skeptic about its ground-breaking mobile application that helps screen for treatable mood disorders.
The app consists of a 27-question survey that can be completed in as little as three minutes. The survey yields an M3 score and determines one’s risk for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or PTSD. “You know your other important health numbers – your cholesterol levels, your heart rate and blood pressure. Now for the first time, we finally have a number that gauges mental health. By knowing your M3 score and then getting the right treatment, you should have more success managing all your numbers, because mental health affects everything”, says WhatsMyM3 Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gerald Hurowitz. Clinicians may administer the survey directly to patients with M3 Clinician. WhatsMyM3 is a free and anonymous mental health screen consumers can download from the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store or take the screen online at WhatsMyM3.
M3 Clinician CEO Dane Halberg stresses the importance of viewing mental health as a key factor in overall health. “If you don’t have mental health, you don’t have physical health — and vice versa,” Hallberg points out. Studies show that mental illness impacts the treatment of chronic disease and hospital readmission rates.
Read M3 Clinician on CBS Radio here.
Read M3 Clinician in InformationWeek here.
Read M3 Clinician in the Indianapolis Recorder here.
Listen to M3 Clinician on Radio MD’s The Healthy Skeptic below: