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The MindKare Kiosk, located inside the Kresge Library, gives a quick, anonymous, health assessment

The MindKare Kiosk table in the Kresge Library at Oakland University, covered in overlapping brochures that aim to promote mental health and fight stigma

The MindKare Kiosk aims to promote mental health and fight stigma, located in the Kresge Library at Oakland University

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icon of a calendarJune 6, 2017

icon of a pencilBy Emell Derra Adolphus

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Oakland University students and faculty can now receive a quick check up from
 the neck up at the new MindKare Kiosk located inside the Kresge Library.

Using an interactive series
 of questions, the kiosk can
 give users a quick, anonymous mental health assessment and treatment recommendation for six mental health issues: generalized anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance use disorders.

The kiosk is the first of its kind in the state and was installed by Easterseals Michigan in January using a $27,000 grant from the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation.

The MindKare Kiosk program
 designed by Screening
 for Mental Health, Inc., aims to promote mental health well-being and fight stigma by using its kiosks to start a conversation on wellness in the public forum. And thanks to the kiosk's prime spot on campus — getting a mental health check up is easy as checking out a book.

The MindKare Kiosk is available 24 hours a day in the Kresge Library.

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