A Closer Look At Walgreens’ New Mental Health Portal

FILE - This June 4, 2014, file photo, shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreens will pay $500,000 to settle the latest case of a company accused of duping New York consumers over prices. The New York attorney general's office said Thursday, April 21, 2016, that an undercover investigation found instances where Walgreens used misleading advertising in its stores. It also accused the nation's largest drugstore chain of overcharging customers. (
AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
FILE - This June 4, 2014, file photo, shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreens will pay $500,000 to settle the latest case of a company accused of duping New York consumers over prices. The New York attorney general's office said Thursday, April 21, 2016, that an undercover investigation found instances where Walgreens used misleading advertising in its stores. It also accused the nation's largest drugstore chain of overcharging customers. (
AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File

A Closer Look At Walgreens’ New Mental Health Portal

Walgreens has launched a new online portal aimed at getting people help for mental health conditions. Visitors to the site can take free screenings to test for illness and even video chat with a licensed therapist. The company says it wants to take this step to help de-stigmatize mental health issues and provide options for care. 

We talk to Walgreens representative Jim Cohn about the portal and how the idea came to fruition. We also check in with Alexa James from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) about what steps are needed to get people proper, affordable care.