ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Mental Health Day October 10, WhatsMyM3, the highly rated mental health app, is cutting its price by two-thirds to just $0.99 cents. The new price is effective for October, and comes as the World Health Organization's (WHO) Mental Health Day focuses on the global crisis of depression. The groundbreaking WhatsMyM3 is available on iTunes and Google Play.
WhatsMyM3 is the first test that accurately rates a person's risk for four major mental health conditions: depression, anxiety, bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). One in five Americans suffer from one of these treatable illnesses — and WHO has found depression is becoming the number one source of global disease burden — hence the huge need for this tool.
"As a mental health advocate, I am thrilled to hear WhatsMyM3 has made the app more affordable for everyone," said Henry Acosta, mental health advocate. "This app, which is also available in Spanish, makes it easier for people around the globe to understand and track their mental health status."
What It Does
The WhatsMyM3 app gives you a numerical score that helps you and your primary care physician better understand and manage your overall health. This system allows you to gauge your own mental health, similar to how you would track other health-related metrics such as blood sugar, cholesterol or body mass index.
"WhatsMyM3 gives the patient the ability to take more control of their mental health, facilitating engagement between patients and providers using mobile health technology," said Steven Daviss, MD, chief medical information officer for M-3 Information, LLC, the Bethesda-based company that developed the science behind the tool. "Leaders in health technology are currently discussing similar patient-centric ideas this week during the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco."
You get your score immediately after completing the app's groundbreaking, three-minute questionnaire. You also receive four subscores, reflecting your risk for each of the major conditions. This simple screening test can be taken anonymously online (whatsmym3.com) or through a mobile device (iTunes and Android).
Now in English and Spanish, WhatsMyM3 will be available in twelve languages by the end of October.