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.