The search Google will soon start a service that lets people check their mental health . People searching for "depression" on Google's search page will get a to a questionnaire along with their search . The questionnaire will check to see if you could be from depression. There are nine on the self-assessment. Google has partnered with America's National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on the project. A NAMI spokesperson said Google can take the private questionnaire to help them find out depressed they are. He said this could help people decide if they need to see a . The questionnaire will initially only be for Internet users in the USA.
Google's blog said the could help people get for depression more quickly. It said: "Statistics show that those who have of depression experience an average of a six- to eight-year in getting treatment after the of symptoms. We believe that awareness of depression can help empower and educate you, enabling access to treatment." However, Dr Aaron Balick, an on how websites can help people, said Google's questionnaire was the as reading any online information about depression. He told the BBC: "A better would be…offering [people] resources and a direct line - perhaps a box - to local psychological services."