Alpha-1 & Mental Health


When we talk about health, we can’t just focus on lung health, or liver health, or brain health, and not even whole-body health. You have to see the whole person, and make use of the tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together.

The Alpha-1 Foundation took note of the large number of Alphas and their caregivers who reported challenges with mental health.  In particular, over 70% of those who responded to our survey reported they suffered from anxiety and/or depression.   We set forth to find tools that might benefit our community and worked with Mental Health America (MHA) to bring the screens below to the Alpha-1 community.  Read more about Mental Health America

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable.

Note:  The screens below take you to the Mental Health America site.  Please read and understand their user agreements.



Mental Health Anxiety Screener

Mental Health Depression Screener


Mental Health Parent Screener

Mental Health Youth Screener

Mental Health Addiction Screener

Mental Health Bipolar Screener

Mental Health PTSD Screener


E-Education Videos

The Alpha-1 Story Video

The Alpha-1 Story Video