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Youth and Family Services offers behavioral health screenings

by | Aug 5, 2021 | News

The town announced that Hopkinton Youth and Family Services has partnered with MindWise Innovations, a division of Riverside Community Care, to offer free, confidential online behavioral health screenings to Hopkinton community members in both English and Spanish.

“We encourage community members to share this link with their loved ones and friends, and to explore these screenings themselves,” Youth and Family Services Director Dawn Alcott Miller said. “These screenings will help people identify behavioral health issues that they may be experiencing and provide recommendations to begin addressing any areas of concern.”

The 14 scientifically validated behavioral health screenings include the following topics: anxiety, depression, general wellness, adolescent depression, adolescent substance use, gambling, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), opioid use, substance use, psychosis (for self or loved one) and more.

Once the screening is complete, community members will receive comprehensive explanations about their mood and behaviors, along with informational materials about next steps. The behavioral health screenings are for informational purposes only, and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

The screenings will be available through at least early June 2022 and are made possible through a generous Metrowest grant program for mental health via the state Department of Mental Health.

For more information, visit the Youth and Family services website at hopkintonma.gov/residents/resources.

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