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If you find yourself in need of immediate help, call Emergency Services – 911.

These are examples of situations that you should seek immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life.
  • Feeling scared because you’re experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true.
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm.
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose.
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like medications and alcohol).

Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), online chat or SMS/Text: By texting CONNECT to 686868, you can chat confidentially with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder for support with any issue, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP.

For other phone, chat or text support options, visit our Get Support section.

Reality Self-check

This is a self-check that can help you find out if you might be experiencing symptoms of psychosis. This self-check does not include all symptoms or all the possible reasons why a person might be experiencing them. This tool cannot give a diagnosis. Only a professional can make a diagnosis. Not sure what psychosis is? Check out Psychosis: The Basics.

This self-check is for people 17 and older. If you are under 17 your results may be less accurate. This self-check is not perfect and we advise you to take action and seek help if you are distressed. Some of the experiences asked about in this self-check are quite unusual. Please carefully read each statement and decide if your answer is “yes,” “no,” or “unsure.”

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

Brugha, T. & Bebbington, P.E. (1995). The Psychosis Screening Questionnaire. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 5(1), 11-19.

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I identify as
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How old are you?
12 or younger
13-15
16-18
19-25
26-30
31 or older
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Over the past year, have there been times when you felt extremely happy without a break for many days in a row?
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Unsure
Was there an obvious reason for this?
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Unsure
Did your family or friends think it was strange or complain about it?
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Over the past year, have you ever felt that your thoughts were directly interfered with or controlled by some outside force?
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Unsure
Did this come about in a way that many people would find hard to believe, for instance, through telepathy?
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Over the past year, have there been times when you felt that people were against you?
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Unsure
Have there been times when you felt that people were deliberately acting to harm you in some way?
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Have there been times when you felt that a group of people were plotting to cause you serious harm or injury?
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Over the past year, have there been times when you felt that something strange was going on?
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Unsure
Did you feel it was so strange that other people would find it very hard to believe?
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No
Unsure
Over the past year, have there been times when you heard or saw things that other people couldn't?
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Unsure
Did you at any time hear voices saying words or sentences when there was no-one around that might account for it?
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I am taking this test
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For fun; just playing around
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Have you received mental health care from a professional in the past year?
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Your results

Your answers indicate that you have not experienced any symptoms of psychosis in the past year.

What you should know

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Losing touch with reality is considered a major part of a condition known as psychosis. Defining “being out of touch with reality” is not easy. The questions in the quiz that you just took are some examples of the kinds of experiences that can indicate a person is losing touch with reality and may be experiencing psychosis.

These experiences may be a result of stress or can happen while a person is high on drugs. Sometimes people will answer yes to come of the questions even though they are not experiencing psychosis. For example, a person may say “yes” to the question that people are out to harm them because they are being bullied at school.

Psychotic episodes are periods of time when symptoms of psychosis are strong and get in the way of regular life. When psychosis occurs, getting help early is very important because the longer it goes on the more seriously it disrupts a person’s life.

Because it is difficult to know whether an unusual experience might be associated with a serious problem, it is always best to check it out with a professional.

What you can do

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Based on your answers, we recommend:

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

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

Your answers indicate that you have had at least one experience that may be a symptom of psychosis in the past year. We strongly recommend that you get assessed by a professional if these symptoms continue, get worse, distress you or disrupt your life.

What you should know

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Losing touch with reality is considered a major part of a condition known as psychosis. Defining “being out of touch with reality” is not easy. The questions in the quiz that you just took are some examples of the kinds of experiences that can indicate a person is losing touch with reality and may be experiencing psychosis.

These experiences may be a result of stress or can happen while a person is high on drugs. Sometimes people will answer yes to come of the questions even though they are not experiencing psychosis. For example, a person may say “yes” to the question that people are out to harm them because they are being bullied at school.

Psychotic episodes are periods of time when symptoms of psychosis are strong and get in the way of regular life. When psychosis occurs, getting help early is very important because the longer it goes on the more seriously it disrupts a person’s life.

Because it is difficult to know whether an unusual experience might be associated with a serious problem, it is always best to check it out with a professional.

What you can do

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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. Learn more about psychosis and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

What you should know

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What you can do

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Based on your answers, we recommend:

What you should know

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Based on your answers, we recommend: