- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Drexel University’s newest kiosk might look like an ATM at first glance, but students are checking up on something a little more important than their bank accounts.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1Qhsodz ) the university recently unveiled a mental health kiosk.

The kiosk allows students who are feeling depressed to take anonymous, two-minute screenings to see whether they may have a problem. If the machine suggests a mental illness, the machine provides them with resources and places to go for help.

It screens for six potential problems: depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol use, anxiety, eating disorder and post-traumatic stress.

Students can take the same survey on a Drexel website if they want more privacy.

The university wants to add more kiosks to residence halls, classroom buildings and the library.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com



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