One of the ways to quickly assess yourself to see if there is something more serious to address related to mental or emotional health is to take a screening test or quiz. These are short questionnaires with broad, general results on a specific topic.
We have gathered a few links to Mental Health America’s website. They have several screening tests to help as you seek to understand yourself (or a close family member) better. Please understand that a screening test or quiz is not meant to diagnose or to be the final word in whether there is ‘something wrong’. It is meant to highlight specific factors that might suggest there is something to pay attention to. After you take the test, you will be provided with information on resources and tools to help you understand the results. If a screening result suggests there might be something to be concerned about, please follow up with a trained professional (e.g., primary care Dr, psychiatrist, therapist) and have a more thorough assessment completed. These professionals will support you in deciding the best option for addressing the concern you identified.
Also, please understand that people’s moods and ability to address them vary with life circumstances. Just because you experience something for a while, doesn’t mean that it is at the level of a long-term clinical problem that you’ll be dealing with your whole life. Working with a professional will help determine how serious it is and how best to address it.
(listed here are links to screening tests for issues we commonly address at Elevo Counseling; there are more if you’d like to see all the options