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Mood Self-check

This is a self-check designed to help identify thoughts, feelings and experiences related to depression. It does not consider all experiences or the possible reasons why a person might be having them. This tool is not designed to provide a diagnosis. Only a professional can make a diagnosis. 

Please read each statement and select a description that indicates how much the statement applied to you over the past week. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any statement.

We will not share your answers or any information about you with anyone. Please see our privacy policy available here for more information.

Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F. (1995). Manual for the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales. (2nd. Ed.) Sydney: Psychology Foundation. ISBN 7334-1423-0.T

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I identify as
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How old are you?
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In the past week I couldn't seem to experience any positive feeling at all
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I found it difficult to work up the initiative to do things
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
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In the past week I felt that I had nothing to look forward to
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I felt down­hearted and blue
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I was unable to become enthusiastic about anything
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I felt I wasn't worth much as a person
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I felt that life was meaningless
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
I am taking this test
To learn about myself
For fun; just playing around
Professional interest
To try and understand somebody else
Have you received mental health care from a professional in the past year?
No
Yes

Your results

Your answers suggest only a few or maybe no symptoms of depression over the past week. Sometimes our mood is low because of disappointment or loss, but most often in these situations, those feelings go away with time.

What you should know

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Symptoms of depression can happen after experiencing a difficult life circumstance and often get better when the situation improves, either on its own or after you’ve taken some positive steps.

Our mood is influenced by how we think about ourselves, the future and the world around us. Also, when we are feeling down we often stop doing things we enjoy which lowers our mood even more, so getting active again helps improve mood. There are some great self-care resources, apps and tools that can guide you in shifting your thinking patterns and getting active again.

What you can do

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Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Learning more about mood and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

  2. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn specific skills for managing your mood.

  3. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

Your answers suggest you’ve had some mild depression symptoms over the past week. These symptoms may be making it harder for you at school, work, or having fun with friends and family. If these symptoms are interfering with your daily life, that’s a signal to take some action to get on top of it.

What you should know

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Symptoms of depression can happen after experiencing a difficult life circumstance and often get better when the situation improves, either on its own or after you’ve taken some positive steps.

Our mood is influenced by how we think about ourselves, the future and the world around us. Also, when we are feeling down we often stop doing things we enjoy which lowers our mood even more, so getting active again helps improve mood. There are some great self-care resources, apps and tools that can guide you in shifting your thinking patterns and getting active again.

What you can do

add

Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn specific skills for managing your mood.

  2. Learning more about mood and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

  3. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

Your answers suggest you’ve been dealing with fairly significant depression symptoms in the past week. It sounds like things are tough for you at the moment. At this level, depressed mood may be interfering with your ability to function at school or work. It may also be affecting your relationships with family and friends. Self-care strategies can help improve these symptoms and get you back to y our usual self.

What you should know

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Symptoms of depression can happen after experiencing a difficult life circumstance and often get better when the situation improves, either on its own or after you’ve taken some positive steps.

Our mood is influenced by how we think about ourselves, the future and the world around us. Also, when we are feeling down we often stop doing things we enjoy which lowers our mood even more, so getting active again helps improve mood. There are some great self-care resources, apps and tools that can guide you in shifting your thinking patterns and getting active again.

What you can do

add

Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn specific skills for managing your mood.

  2. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

  3. Learning more about mood and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

Your answers suggest you have experienced many different depression symptoms over the past week and they may be fairly intense. It sounds like things are tough for you at the moment. At this level, depressed mood may be interfering with your ability to function at school or work. It may also be affecting your relationships with family and friends. These are signs that you likely benefit from reaching out for some support. In addition to receiving support, there are self-care resources, apps and tools that can help manage this level of depressed mood.

What you should know

add

Symptoms of depression can happen after experiencing a difficult life circumstance and often get better when the situation improves, either on its own or after you’ve taken some positive steps.

Our mood is influenced by how we think about ourselves, the future and the world around us. Also, when we are feeling down we often stop doing things we enjoy which lowers our mood even more, so getting active again helps improve mood. There are some great self-care resources, apps and tools that can guide you in shifting your thinking patterns and getting active again.

What you can do

add

Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

  2. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn specific skills for managing your mood.

  3. Learning more about mood and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.