The Interactive Screening Program

AFSP’s Interactive Screening Program (ISP) offers a safe and anonymous way for individuals to connect with the resources and support they need.

The personal connection made between participants and counselors is the most important aspect of ISP. Individuals experiencing mental health concerns often feel shame, fear, and embarrassment, which may prevent them from seeking help. ISP’s customized, web-based platform is being utilized by mental health services at institutions of higher education, including medical and professional degree schools, hospitals and health systems, law enforcement agencies, and other workplace settings, to connect with individuals who are not being reached by other methods.

Through the platform, ISP provides a safe and confidential way for people to take a brief screening for stress, depression, and other mental health conditions. Individuals can then anonymously communicate with a program counselor to receive recommendations, feedback, and support for connecting to available mental health services. ISP is listed as a best practice for suicide prevention by industry leaders.

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Words of Thanks from ISP Participants:

You saved my life because I didn’t know where else to turn.

This platform and your thoughtful, empathic, and personal responses have really helped. I so appreciate having felt heard for the first time in a long while. Also, it has helped me to finally find out what my options are and to make an appointment. I’m grateful. What a beautiful thing you deliver: hope!

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I came to AFSP because I wanted to be part of an experience that balanced honoring those we’ve lost, with supporting suicide loss survivors and those who struggle, and infusing that work with hope.

Jennifer Butler
South Carolina

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On November 1, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SC DMH) and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) launched AFSP’s Interactive Screening Program to all South Carolina residents 18 years of age or older. All participants take a Self-Check Questionnaire and receive a personal response from a professional counselor who offers guidance, support, and resources to help participants connect with mental health and addiction services.