The way it works is simple: an organization (like a university or workplace) invites their students or employees to take an anonymous online self-check questionnaire. The questionnaire is then processed through a unique system that assesses the answers and determines the person's level of risk.
But unlike other screening tools, the ISP makes a personal connection. A counselor reviews the answers and provides an individualized response, opening the door to an anonymous online dialogue. Through the dialogue, the counselor builds a relationship, offering reassurance, breaking down barriers, and connecting individuals to the help they need.
This unique program reaches people who may not seek help on their own – maybe they’re embarrassed, or worried about the cost, or don’t know what kinds of services are available. Or maybe they’re just too depressed or overwhelmed to reach out.
The ISP has already been successfully implemented on hundreds of campuses, in Fortune 500 companies, and by organizations ranging from the Veterans Administration to the Boston Police Department to the National Football League. But they aren’t just offering a service – they’re making a statement and taking a stand – that mental health is important and that there’s no shame in getting help. They’re proud to be making a difference in the well-being of their community.
The ISP is groundbreaking. It’s anonymous, personal, engaging, and effective. And most important, it’s proven to help those who need help the most.