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Self Assessments

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Taking a self-assessment can help you find out if your feelings and behaviors may be related to treatable conditions. These short sets of questions won’t be able to tell you for sure whether or not you have a specific condition—only a professional can do that—but they may indicate whether it’s a good idea to see a professional for further assessment.

  • Depression Screening (PHQ-9):
    If you are wondering if you have symptoms of depression, you can take this brief, confidential screen. Only you will see the results and none of them will be stored or sent anywhere.
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Screening (PCL):
    If you have experienced any type of trauma—whether as a civilian or while in the military—you can take this screen to see if you might have symptoms related to PTSD. This screen is a short list of confidential questions that will help you determine if you need to speak to a professional for more information. A positive screen does not mean you have PTSD, it just means you may want to have a further assessment with a mental health provider. Only you will see the results and none of them will be stored or sent anywhere.
  • Alcohol Use Screening (AUDIT-C):
    If you are wondering if you have symptoms of alcohol problems, abuse or dependence, you can take this brief, confidential screen. Only you will see the results and none of them will be stored or sent anywhere.
  • Substance Abuse Screening (ASSIST):
    This brief screen is about alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs. It will ask you about your experience of using these substances across your lifetime and in the past three months. Based on your anonymous answers, you will receive feedback on your potential risk of health and other problems related to problems with alcohol, tobacco or drugs. Only you will see the results and none of them will be stored or sent anywhere.

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