ADAA is delighted to be collaborating with NAMI-SF, WeWork and Meru Health on the 2-Minute Mind Check – a San Francisco Bay Area community initiative focused on breaking the stigma around depression. Joining together we can help employees in the San Francisco Bay Area (a region of our country where productivity is prioritized and asking for help is viewed as a failing) determine where they stand on the depression scale and encourage those that are struggling to speak openly about their challenges, seek help and access the many free resources that our organizations provide.
The 2-Minute Mind Check formed earlier this year when NAMI-SF (National Alliance on Mental Illness-San Francisco) joined with ADAA, WeWork, Meru Health, and others who wanted to do something to break the stigma and to help those who needlessly suffer from depression.
The 2-Minute Mind Check (2MMC), an online resource for measuring and getting support for depression, launched last week at 2minutemindcheck.com. This Bay Area initiative helps users determine where they stand on the depression scale in 2 minutes or less by completing an anonymous questionnaire. Individuals with depressive symptoms receive access to free educational materials and events, as well as connection to online communities and talk lines so they know they are not alone.
To take the 2-Minute Mind Check, access resources, learn more and see a schedule of upcoming events, visit 2minutemindcheck.com.