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Anonymous Mental Health Self-Assessment

with one comment is a site that I came across which offers “totally anonymous and voluntary self assessments.” The Department of Defense has partnered up with the nonprofit Screening for Mental Health® to create this online screening program:

The self-assessments are a series of questions that, when linked together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling and whether they could benefit from talking to a health professional.

The primary goals of the program are to reduce stigma, raise awareness about mental health, and connect those in need to available resources. The self-assessments address depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol use and bipolar disorder. After an individual completes a self-assessment, s/he is provided with referral information including services provided through the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

While the screening won’t provide you with a diagnosis, it does review your situation and will inform you if your symptoms are consistent with certain mental health conditions.

Click here to take the anonymous assessment-

For those who think they may want to take the assessment but are hesitant, remember that it’s completely anonymous, you’re not required — or even asked — to fill in any personal information. The screening doesn’t take long at all and the questions are simply stated and easy to understand.

At the conclusion of the assessment, offers several related articles and videos, resources for further evaluation as well as other screening options.


Written by traumalines

February 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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  1. Self- assessment exams are just a procedure of knowing ones self and it may be inaccurate. Just be true to your self, know your strengths and weaknesses to get to your objective.

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