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Take a Mental Health Test

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.


Please note: Online screening tools are meant to be a quick snapshot of your mental health. If your results indicate you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider sharing your results with someone (a mental health practitioner) or book for a full assessment and talk to you about options for how to feel better with World Mental Resilience Programs.


World Mental Resilience Programs. sponsors, partners, and advertisers disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of these screens.




 Taking a mental health test online is a great way to keep tabs on your mental health. It can help give you a sense of what’s going on.

It can be hard to wrap your head around what’s going on with your own mental health. There are so many different mental health conditions, each with their own symptoms, causes, and treatments. Many people experience more than one mental health condition at once. Our mental health can get better or worse over time. And to be honest, humans can be pretty bad at understanding what’s going on in our own minds!

This is where mental health testing comes in. Online mental health testing is great for two things:

  • Identifying what kinds of mental health challenges you’re facing—which helps you figure out what next steps to take.
  • Keeping track of your mental health over time.

Let’s talk about each of these.



Identifying what’s going on

If you’re on this site, it’s probably because you’re having a hard time (or someone you care about is). You don’t need a test to tell you that! But just knowing that something feels “off” only gets you so far. Are you just sad or you are depressed? When you can’t sit still, is that because you’re anxious or do you have ADHD? These are different problems with different solutions.

Our mental health tests are scientifically validated screening tools. That means that researchers have proven that they do a good job of showing who might have a mental health condition and who probably doesn’t.

Still, to get “officially” diagnosed with a mental health condition, you’ll need to have a conversation with a mental health professional. They can pick up on things that simply don’t come through in an online test. Family doctors can often diagnose common conditions like depression and anxiety. But if you can, try to find someone who specializes in mental health, like a therapist or a psychiatrist.

Sometimes finding the ‘right’ diagnosis can be a journey. Mental health is complicated, because our minds are complicated! If you’ve gotten a diagnosis that doesn’t feel right, it’s okay to get a second opinion. You can also come back here and take more mental health tests—maybe you’ll find a better way to describe the experiences you’re having.



Keeping track of your mental health over time

Most of our mental health tests will either give you a “positive” result (yes, you probably have X) or a “negative” one (no, you probably don’t have X). Some of them give you a bit more detail. (Do you have mild depression or severe depression?)

But all of them also give you a number score. A lot of research goes into how we translate those scores into a result (5-9 is “mild depression” and 10-14 is “moderate”). But to track your mental health over time, all you need to remember is that a higher number means more severe symptoms.

If I got a 10 on the Depression Test last week and a 14 this week, I’m still in the “moderate” range, but this helps me see that I might be struggling a bit more right now. Maybe it’s time to do some self-care or make an appointment with my therapist.

Bonus: if you log into the site, you can see all your past results in a nice little chart that shows you how your symptoms have changed over time.



Okay, sounds great! So how exactly do I do all this?

Taking a mental health test is pretty easy. Just go to our list of mental health tests, pick the one you want to take, and answer the questions. It’s just $2.00 USD, and you’ll get your results right away.

If you’re just doing a quick mental health check, you’re done! But you might as well get all you can out of the test, right? One way to do that is to save your results so you can see them again later. Here are some ways to do that:

  • Print out your results and show them to a supportive friend, family member, or mental health professional (doctor or therapist). Starting a conversation about mental health can be hard, but having some concrete test results can make it a little easier.
  • Email them to yourself. Just click the “Email Results” button on the results page and enter your email address. You can forward it to whoever needs to see it, or just show them on your phone.
  • Bookmark the results page. Each screening result has its own unique URL. If you bookmark that page or copy the URL and save it somewhere, you can always refer back to it later.
  • Log in to save your results. This is the best way. Creating a login is free and quick, and it automatically saves all your results so you can come back to them later. There’s even a little chart that shows when your scores go up or down!


Example of mental health test results tracked over time.


How often should I take a mental health test?

If your results say you are “low risk” or unlikely to have the mental health condition you tested for… It’s a good idea to take the test again in 4-6 weeks. People often start to feel worse after a few weeks, and retaking the test will help you catch things early.

If your results say you are “high risk” or likely to have the mental health condition you tested for, it wouldn’t hurt to test every week or two.

You should also start thinking about what next steps you’re going to take, whether that’s talking to someone you trust, finding a therapist, or simply learning as much as you can about mental health. Mental health conditions generally don’t magically get better on their own. Your brain is telling you that something needs to change!

You would think that since we spend 100% of our time living in our own mind and body, we’d know ourselves pretty well. But the truth is, mental health is a huge blind spot for many of us. A mental health test is just one way to get an outside perspective on what’s going on.



 Taking an online mental health test is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. The mental health tests on this site are free and confidential—and you can see the results right away. But what do those results actually mean?

What mental health tests can and can’t do

The mental health tests available on this site are the same ones used in doctor’s offices and counseling centers around the world. Researchers have studied these questions rigorously and found that they provide a pretty accurate picture of your mental health.

But if you look closely at the results page, you’ll see lots of statements like “your results indicate that you may be experiencing signs of severe depression.” Why can’t we just say “you have severe depression” and be done with it?

Diagnosing mental health conditions is complicated. There’s no “depression virus” we can do a blood test for. Mental health isn’t really black and white—everyone feels depressed or anxious some of the time. The line between sadness and depression can feel very fuzzy.

On top of that, there’s a lot of overlap between mental health conditions. Sometimes what looks like depression is actually a medical problem, like a slow thyroid. Many people first get diagnosed with one condition, but later find out they actually had something else all along. It’s also possible to have more than one mental health condition at once.

When a doctor or therapist diagnoses someone with depression, they usually have more to go off of than answers to a few multiple-choice questions. They might notice that you move slowly and that your posture is slumped. Maybe you have bags under your eyes from not sleeping. If you meet with your therapist regularly, they can also notice changes over time—like when your voice isn’t quite as expressive as it usually is.

These are often indicators of depression—but they are also the kinds of things that an online test can’t detect.

Mental health professionals can also ask you more open-ended questions, and they can provide clarification if you’re not sure how to answer.



A mental health test is just the beginning

If a mental health test provides an incomplete picture of your mental health, where can you go to fill in the other details?

One way is to reach out to a mental health professional who can provide you with a diagnosis. They can also either provide treatment (like therapy or medication) or help you figure out where else you can get it.

Learning more about mental health can also help you figure things out. The more you learn about anxiety, for example, the more you can start to recognize anxiety when you feel it. Hearing other people’s stories also helps you understand your own experiences—and it helps you feel less alone too. Lots of people share their stories in online communities like Reddit and TikTok or on websites like The Mighty.

A word of warning: It’s easy to try and “diagnose yourself” by reading WebMD and lurking in social media communities. For example, many people nowadays are falling into “ADHD TikTok”, where people describe the lesser-known quirks of ADHD. If you find yourself identifying with what people are saying in these videos, you might have ADHD. But you can’t know for sure just from watching videos. Like online mental health tests, videos and blogs are a good starting point, but not the be-all-end-all.

The more time you spend learning about mental health from all different sources, the more you’ll be able to put the pieces together and get a complete picture.



How all this information can help you

Having a better understanding of yourself and your experiences is an empowering start. But at the end of the day, the reason any of us want to know which mental health condition we have (if any) is so that we can figure out how to feel better.

Sometimes there are very specific actions you need to take for specific mental health conditions. For example, taking a mood stabilizer like lithium can be very helpful for someone who has bipolar disorder—and completely useless for someone who doesn’t.

But most of the things you can do to improve your mental health will help you no matter who you are, what condition you have—or whether you even have a mental health condition or not. (We don’t all have a “mental illness”, but we do all have mental health!) Some of these things include:

  • Talking to supportive loved ones
  • Getting better sleep
  • Eating nutritious foods
  • Keeping a mental health journal
  • Improving our self-talk (treating ourselves with compassion instead of beating ourselves up)
  • Doing enjoyable activities that help us feel happy and relaxed
  • Deep breathing, grounding exercises, and mindfulness/meditation
  • Meeting with a therapist regularly
  • Joining a support group

You don’t have to work on all these things at once. Pick one or two that seem the most achievable for you, and the most likely to help. Once you make a habit of those (or figure out they don’t seem to help after all), try a few more.

Remember—mental health is a journey. Give yourself a pat on the back! You’ve already started that journey just by being on this site.




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