Mental Health Screening Tools
Mental Health America (MHA) is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Their work is driven by their commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.
The MHA has Mental Health Screening Tools on their website for anyone who thinks themselves or someone they know might be struggling with a mental illness. These are a great tool to utilize as a base for anyone who thinks they may be experiencing signs or symptoms. There is also a test for parents who might notice changes in their child's behavior, which could be a result of a developing mental illness.
Another great option is Screening for Mental Health's Help Others. Help Yourself. anonymous screening test, which allows you to take a screen according to your location and stage in life. You can find more specific treatment options in your area with this option.
THE RESULTS OF THESE SCREENS ARE NOT CONCLUSIVE. Your results will come with an explanation, but it is important that you consult with your doctor or healthcare provider. This is a great time to start a conversation and empower yourself with the resources to find the best treatment for you or a loved one.