Mental Health Screening Tools
The Mental Health Association of San Francisco believes that each person is the expert on their own experience and that there are many effective paths to recovery. It’s important that each of us has the ability to choose our own path.
Some of us may choose traditional therapy and medication, some of us may choose alternative treatments like acupuncture or yoga, and others of us may choose to blend multiple options in a way that works for us.
MHASF offers these mental health screening tools developed by Mental Health America as a support for your recovery, if you choose to use them. They may be able to help you get more information about things you’re experiencing so you can decide what your next steps will be.
Whatever you decide, we hope that one of those steps will be reaching out to other people with lived experience of mental health challenges for support. You can find some of them right here at MHASF on our Peer-Run Warm Line.
Unsure which screen to take?
- The Depression Test is for individuals who are feeling overwhelming sadness.
- The Anxiety Test is for people who feel that worry and fear are affecting their ability to function day-to-day.
- The Bipolar Test is for individuals who have mood swings - or unusual or extreme shifts in mood and energy.
- The PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Test is for those who are bothered by a traumatic life event.
- The Psychosis Test is for young people (age 12-35) who feel like their brain is playing tricks on them (seeing, hearing or believing things that don't seem real or quite right).
- The Work Health Survey is a screen to explore how healthy or unhealthy your work environment is. It is in the testing phase and every screen taken helps us better understand mental health in the workplace.
- The Eating Disorder Test can help explore eating related concerns that have an impact on your physical health and overall well-being.
- The Addiction Test (Alcohol and substance use test) will help determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address.
- The Youth Test is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
- The Parent Test is for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
Following screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to discuss the results with a provider.
Please note: Unless specified, our screens are validated only for adults. By clicking on a screen below, you acknowledge that the screen is not a diagnostic instrument. You are encouraged to share your results with a physician or healthcare provider. Mental Health America Inc., sponsors, partners, and advertisers disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these screens.
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please dial 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.
Need emotional support? Call our Peer-Run Warmline at (415)-421-1880 or click here to chat with a counselor.