ALTON — Local behavioral health center WellSpring Resources offers online screenings so community members can get a clearer picture of their mental health in the comfort of their own homes.
These screenings can be accessed any time by visiting www.wellspringresources.co/resources/free-screenings/.
A person should consider taking a mental health screening if he or she has been feeling sad, stressed, anxious or angry for more than a few weeks. Mood swings, problems sleeping, changes in appetite, trouble completing daily tasks, and increased desire to be alone may also be signs of a mental health problem.
A screening can help a person determine what type of mental health issue he or she may be experiencing and offer advice on how to proceed. The results of a mental health screening are not an official diagnosis, and community members are advised to talk to a mental health professional before starting any type of treatment plan.
Individuals whose screening results reveal a possible mental health issue are encouraged to seek help. Like with many medical conditions, it is best to address behavioral health issues early on. Call WellSpring Resources at (618) 462-2331 (Alton office) or (618) 639-2010 (Jerseyville office) for more information or to set up an appointment.
For more information, visit www.wellspringresources.co.