Kutztown University Health and Wellness Center Installs MindKare Kiosk
KUTZTOWN, PA (09/01/2017) In an effort to reduce the public stigma surrounding mental illness on college campuses, the Kutztown University Health and Wellness Center has installed a MindKare Kiosk inside the main entrance to Rohrbach Library. The kiosk comes as a part of a grant from Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Program.
The freestanding electronic touch-screen kiosk allows students and faculty at risk to report the status of their mental condition, anonymously. The kiosks are designed for public spaces and serve as thought provokers, conversations starters and signs of hope for those living with a mental health condition.
The kiosk will provide online screening self-assessments in a safe, anonymous way for individuals to check in on their mental health. The kiosks include screenings for six mental health issues: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and alcohol use disorders. Individuals are provided with an assessment of their mental health, information on whether their results are consistent with a mental health disorder and access to quality local treatment resources.
The kiosk is slated to be launched September 5.