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October 10, 2012

The WhatsMyM3 App Honoring World Mental Health Day

October 10th is celebrated as World Mental Health Day every year. It is not a holiday, rather it is when the Mental Health Foundation, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), and the World Health Organization (WHO) supported by the United Nations (UN), present commemorative events and programs to raise public awareness about mental health issues that people face directly or indirectly. This is a day focused on awareness.

Both the WFMH and WHO present online material to the public on a variety of strategies to overcome or improve their mental well-being. Among the many things made publically on this day, is information about prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of mental disorders.

By means of mental health promotional activities and community-based mental health services, people around the world should be receiving an education or lecture about this all-important health event.  

Other than receiving mental health literature on October 10, why not take control of your mental well-being now with the M3 3-minute free and anonymous test. It is a 27-question screening tool to check or monitor someone’s mood as well as mental health state: The Q&A’s provides valuable feedback on how one feels.

In honor of World Mental Health Day, the WhatsMyM3, a highly rated mental health app which is available for iPhone and iPad (at Apple’s iTunes and App Store) as well as for Droid (at Google Play), will be more affordable (two-thirds less than its previous price to purchase the app). At $0.99 cents, a price only effective for October, the app can accurately rate a person's risk for four mental conditions, this includes if a person feels depressed, has anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or bipolar disorder.

The news about lowering the price for the WhatsMyM3 app is sure to encourage more people to purchase it. Thus far, those who have tried it, for the most part, have had only positive comments about how accurate it was able to identify someone’s actual well-being and present mood.

It’s a small price to pay for users to be able to take more control of their well-being or manage their overall health. The app provides a person their M3 score and consists of four sub-scores reflecting their risk for each of the major conditions; it’s a good tool for symptom tracking. Clinical mental health counselors find that those who suffer from mental issues can use the WhatsMyM3 app as an aid to help themselves now, without providing their name, to recognize their mood and decide if treatment is necessary by means of counseling or self-control.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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