Are You Mentally Ill? Find Out at ShopRite

Eggs, milk, and schizophrenia.

shop-rite-mental-health-kiosk-400I don’t know about you, but every time I walk into my local ShopRite, I go a little bit crazier. The long lines. The bad attitudes. The overpriced produce. It’s enough to drive a person mad.

Well, now ShopRite wants to help.

The grocery store is debuting mental health testing at its Fox Street location on Tuesday, August 5th.

“Never before have consumers been able to test their mental health in the convenience of their local grocery store,” wrote a representative of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services in an email announcing the “nation’s first Behavioral Health Wellness Kiosk.”

It went on to explain that while 25 percent of Americans have a diagnosable mental health issue, 70 percent avoid treatment. And once you start looking at the statistics in North Philadelphia and the River Wards, something like 30 percent of adults are mentally ill, according to the announcement.

Department of Behavioral Health Commissioner Arthur Evans will be on hand for the unveiling of the kiosk, which uses free, anonymous tablet-based assessment technology. Yes, now you can check your mental health while picking up eggs.

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  • The Real Richard Cranium

    You must shop at the one on the Ridge…that place has taken a Slip and Slide to being a s-hole. I would rather spend the extra cash and venture over to the Acme where it is never crowded and you don’t deal with the attitudes. Or better yet, the Heaven better known as Wegmans.

    • Ali G

      I do shop at the one on Ridge. For the most part the people that work there are friendly and helpful. I even go on Sundays when it is most packed. The store is clean and well stocked. I am not sure why you complain, but to me it is worth the savings to have a slightly longer line.

  • The Real Richard Cranium

    On a side note, I hope that the next Mayor gets rid of Arthur. He is a political hack. Ran into him a few weeks ago at the Orchestra and he steady played on his phone the entire time. Talk about feeling self important or lacking the decency to step out into the lobby as not to interfere with the performance.

    • Jon Paterson

      You seem sad and lonely–checked out your profile and, sorry, Batman can’t save you. :) I’m not sure how humble or decent it is to attack some guy while hiding in your room in your underwear but next time be your own Batman and speak up for yourself, tough guy.

      • The Real Richard Cranium

        Actually, I do spend a lot of time in my underwear. I get beat on at least a few times per week, forced to do exercise that makes me vomit, my family are nuts, my neighbor is you guessed it is an a$$hole and my best friend is a p***y.

  • jay

    I soooooooooo glad to looking forward to all of nuttie’s cronies leave. especially nuttie. talk about mental illness how many times does he get to have public temper tantrums. as to the phone evans had, it is mandatory for him to carry it at all times. the mayor keeps constant tabs on quite a few of “his” employees. you are never not at work. !