Walgreens wants to help a lot of people get screened for mental health issues—3 million by 2017, to be exact. In conjunction with Mental Health Month, the pharmacy giant has partnered with Mental Health America to provide the screenings and MDLIVE to connect people with a therapist. While the screenings are free, the therapy consultations start at $60. Everything can be accessed through an online portal.
There's no denying Walgreens could profit from the screenings if prescriptions increase. But it's a win-win: A huge brand is working to destigmatize mental health issues and provide an easily accessible service for those in need—that's something we can get behind.