By Bruce Japsen

May 23, 2017

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A year after Walgreens Boots Alliance expanded access to behavioral health

treatment by adding an established mental health screening, most patients

took "active steps for follow-up," the drugstore giant said.


Walgreens and its partner, nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA), say nearly

75% of visitors to the drugstore giant's mental health site who completed

MHA's free screenings are moving toward follow-up treatment. That's

important because patients with mental health needs are known to not seek

treatment or medication even once they know their diagnosis, behavioral

health professionals say.