Test Your Mental Health
Do you think you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition? Are you experiencing the holiday blues? Are you feeling isolation and anxiety from the effects of nearly three years of the COVID pandemic?
This Online Self-Screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are at risk for a mental health concern.
Provided in cooperation with Mental Health America, MHAW is offering free, easy-to-use and anonymous screening tools that have been validated by scientific research – and are used by professionals in clinical settings nationwide to screen for mental health conditions.
The self-screenings are available in these thirteen mental health categories:
- Depression (also available in Spanish)
- Anxiety (also available in Spanish)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Youth Mental Health
- For Parents: Your Child’s Mental Health
- Eating disorder
- Postpartum depression: New and expecting parents
- Connectiion and Wellbeing
These screening tools have proven clinically helpful in identifying who might have a mental health condition. However, to be “officially” diagnosed with a mental health condition, you’ll need to have a conversation with a mental health professional.
Next Steps Following Your Screening
If your results indicate that you are “low risk” or unlikely to have the condition you tested for, you may want to take the test again in four to six weeks. People may often start to feel worse after a few weeks. Retaking the test will help you catch things early.
If your results say you are “high risk” or likely to have the condition you tested for, MHAW advises that you take the test every week or two.
You should also start thinking about what next steps you’re going to take. This could be talking with someone you trust, finding a therapist, or simply learning as much as you can about mental health.
After you take your Online Self-Screening test, you will be provided with specific information, resources and tools to help you understand your mental health – and to help guide you in taking constructive steps to improve your mental health.
Remember, mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are nothing to be ashamed of. These conditions are common. They are real and treatable.
And recovery is possible.
If you, or someone you know, is in crisis, seek help immediately:
- Call Response of Suffolk County’s 24/7/365 Crisis Hotline 631-751-7500.
- You can also call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
- Spanish-Language Crisis Text Line: Text MHA to 741741.
MHAW Mental Health Helpline
(631) 471-7242 ext. 2
(Please note: this is an information only line, not a crisis line.)