1 in 5 Canadians suffer from a mental health condition. Early diagnosis and the right care at the right time are crucial to successful recoveries. If left untreated or mismanaged, mental disorders can lead to debilitating mental and physical health problems. In Canada, 30 percent of long-term disability cases and 70 percent of the costs are related to mental health issues.
FeelingBetterNow® (FBN) is an innovative, scalable, web-based mental health management program developed by Mensante Corporation’s team of leading psychiatrists, psychologists, and family physicians to assist individuals in obtaining timely care, staying productive at work or school, or returning to work or school earlier.
FBN is an inexpensive augmentation to traditional care and is a decision support tool for mental health professionals. FBN engages, empowers, and educates individuals to take a proactive role in managing their mental health.
How it Works
FeelingBetterNow® moves people from Awareness to Action.
The program is completely anonymous and confidential. Users can create their own username and account to get started with the program. No one will know that they accessed FeelingBetterNow® or how they responded to the assessment.
Individuals complete a mental health assessment (developed using DSM-V diagnostic criteria) in 5-20 minutes. To ensure the right care at the right time, FBN identifies a high, medium, or low level of risk on one or more of the 13 major mental health conditions affecting Canadians. Upon completing the Assessment, the user immediately receives a Personalized Action Plan for collaborative care, a self-help evidence-based Toolbox, and direct access to the customer’s resources.
Helping people get the right diagnosis and treatment sooner leads to better outcomes for everyone. Employers see reduced absenteeism and replacement costs, fewer sick leave days and disability claims, and increased employee retention and productivity. Individuals and their families suffer less, get the help they need earlier and return to a productive and better quality of life sooner.
FeelingBetterNow® Key Features
- Comprehensive Gold Standard DSM-V Assessments of 13 major mental health problems promoting early identification of mental health risks
- Triages 3 levels of diagnostic risk to ensure the Right Care at the Right Time
- Immediate Personalized Action Plan which includes practice decision support tools for mental health professionals
- Dynamic Evidenced-based self-care Toolbox
- Available on computer, tablet, and smartphone
- Proven Track Record
- Anonymous sign-in overcomes Stigma and ensures Privacy
- Customized integration of organization’s resources
- Aggregate Reporting
To learn more about how FeelingBetterNow® can help your organization or view a demonstration, please contact:
Kathleen Qu, MSc.,
FeelingBetterNow® Product Manager at Mensante Corporation
Email: [email protected]