The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is inviting individuals to take an online test called Check Up from the Neck Up, designed to screen for various anxiety disorders and mood disorders.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. This simple, online, private, mental health check-up can identify some symptoms of common mood disorders so you can get help if you need it. You can also learn more about mood disorders on this site and find resources to help yourself, your family members, or friends.
Mood disorders are very common. They affect 1 in 5 people at some point and yet few people seek treatment. Sometimes people are afraid to talk about it, or they don’t recognize that they’re experiencing a treatable illness. They may not know where or how to get help. This website was created to raise awareness about mood disorders and connect people with resources to get help if they need it. An online check-up offers privacy for people who want to learn more, and it’s so easy to do that everyone can participate as part of their basic health routine.
The online screening tests will be officially launched on Thursday, April 6, 2006, and runs for three months. The website also includes a variety of factsheets on a topics such as anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, menopause, PMS, seasonal affective disorder, suicide, and treatment options.