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Self-Screening Measures

Dr. Joti Samra

January 6, 2019

Resiliency

What are “Self-Screening Measures”?

Keeping track of our current mental health condition can be difficult. We may be experiencing issues with our mental health but not realize it for several reasons. Such as; living with it our entire life and not knowing the difference, having these problems come on so gradually that we do not notice them, having others telling us that we “are fine”, attributing the issue to something else, or just not thinking that the issue is concerning.

This is where self-screening measures can come in handy. These different self-screening measures work by asking you a range of questions (normally multiple choice). Your answers to these questions will help the test asses your current mental condition.

Important: While these different measures may be good at giving an assessment of your mental health, they should not be taken as fact. In other words, if you believe you are having mental health problems, it is best to see a professional for an assessment.

Check Up From The Neck Up

CheckUpfromtheNeckUp.ca

Quick on-line, private, mental health check-up to identify some symptoms of common mood disorders to get help if you need it. Learn more about mood disorders on this site and find resources to help yourself, your family members, or friends.

Here to Help

HeretoHelp.bc.ca

A comprehensive website that includes a range of screening self-tests, fact sheets, and interactive toolkits for individuals with mental health issues and their families. Resources exist on a range of areas, including: Abuse; Alcohol & Substance Use; Anxiety Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Bipolar Disorder; Depression; and Eating Disorders.

Foundry

FoundryBC.ca

An organization designed to help youth and young adults in British Columbia check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support. Support includes education, self-care tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources. A range of self-check quizzes, as well as self-care and family/friend resources are provided.

Mental Health Meter

CMHA.ca/Mental-Health-Meter

This quiz accesses your score based on areas that have been shown to be involved with good mental health. These are areas like Ability to Enjoy Life, Resilience, Balance, Self-actualization and Flexibility. This quiz gives a more clear overview of your current mental health incase you are feeling like you do not know where to start (i.e. anxiety, depression).

What’s Your Stress Index?

CMHA.ca/Whats-Your-Stress-Index

A quiz that is based entirely on stress. Stress is one of those areas of mental health that can go unnoticed sometimes, but it is also one of the biggest factors for developing a more severe mental health problem. Just like the other quizzes, this one should only be used as a starting point for assessing your stress level.

Work-Life Balance Quiz

CMHA.ca/Work-Life-Balance-Quiz

In society today it is becoming more and more common for individuals to have multiple responsibilities/jobs in their daily life. Someone may have to deal with their work responsibilities, while also being a parent, supporting their partner and possibly their friends. This can make it hard for someone to find time to focus on themselves. This quiz is designed to help you figure out how well you are balancing the many different aspects of your life.

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