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Mental Health Screening

Take 5 Minutes To Check In On Your Mental Health

Unsure which screen to take?

  • The Depression Test is for individuals who are feeling overwhelming sadness. The depression test is also available in Spanish.
  • The Anxiety Test is for people who feel that worry and fear are affecting their ability to function day-to-day. The anxiety test is also available in Spanish.
  • The Psychosis Test is for young people (age 12-35) who feel like their brain is playing tricks on them (seeing, hearing or believing things that don’t seem real or quite right).
  • The Bipolar Test is for individuals who have mood swings – or unusual or extreme shifts in mood and energy.
  • The Eating Disorder Test can help explore eating related concerns that have an impact on your physical health and overall well-being.
  • The PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Test is for those who are bothered by a traumatic life event.
  • The Parent Test is for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
  • The Youth Test is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
  • The Addiction Test (Alcohol and substance use test) will help determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address.

Data gleaned from the tens of thousands screening results MHA national has collected through its free, anonymous online mental health screening program.

  • COVID-19 worry is leading to increases in mental health conditions, led by more than 4,895 additional moderate-to-severe anxiety screening results in February, March, and the first half of April. The number is accelerating rapidly in April; this curve is not yet bending. 
  • The numbers of anxiety, youth, and depression screeners all increased by 18-22 percent in March 2020. The pace of anxiety screenings in April has increased even more. 
  • Even when the number of screeners for a mental health condition did not increase, the severity of their March results often did – the percent with severe psychosis increased by 7 percent over the average of the previous 5 months. 
  • These impacts on mental health are more pronounced in young people (under the age of 25), with roughly 9 in 10 screening with moderate-to-severe depression, and people with chronic conditions, with more than 85 percent screening with moderate-to-severe anxiety and depression.
  • “Loneliness and isolation” is cited by the greatest percentage of screeners (58 percent) as contributing to mental health problems “right now,” with COVID-19 close behind (48 percent). 
  • There was a 33 percent increase in the percent share of depression screeners who reported having a chronic condition and a 36 percent increase in the percent share of anxiety screeners who reported having a chronic condition. The share of depression screeners with a chronic health condition increased from 12 percent to 16 percent of all depression screeners, and the share of anxiety screeners with a chronic health condition increased from 11 percent to 15 percent.