Mental Health Screenings
Taking screening tests is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Did you know that…
- About 1 in 5 American adults will have a mental health condition in any given year?
- But only 41 percent of them will receive services?
- About 10 percent of the American adult population will have a mood disorder, such as depression or bipolar?
- And 18 percent have an anxiety disorder, including post-traumatic stress disorder?
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. But not all of us think about our mental health enough.
If you’ve had trouble sleeping lately, if you’ve been experiencing racing thoughts, or if you’re just curious –screenings can help you understand more about your mental health. If you’re unsure which screen to take, here are some guidelines:
- The Depression Screen is most appropriate for individuals who are feeling overwhelming sadness.
- The Anxiety Screen will help if you feel that worry and fear affect your day to day life.
- The Bipolar Screen is intended to support individuals who have mood swings – or unusual shifts in mood and energy.
- The PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Screen is best taken by those who are bothered by a traumatic life event.
- The Alcohol or Substance Use Screen will help determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address.
- The Youth Screen is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
- The Parent Screen is for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
- The Psychosis Screen 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).
Following screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to discuss the results with a provider.
Please note: Unless specified, our screens are validated only for adults. By clicking on the blue VIEW SCREENING TOOLS button at the top of this page, you acknowledge that the screen is not a diagnostic instrument. You are encouraged to share your results with a physician or healthcare provider. Mental Health America Inc., sponsors, partners, and advertisers disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these screens.
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