A self-assessment can help you find out if your feelings and behaviors may be related to treatable conditions.
- The results of these brief questionnaires won’t tell you for sure whether you have a specific condition, but they may indicate whether it’s a good idea to see a professional or connect with other resources for further assessment and information.
- These results are completely anonymous and confidential, and none of your answers will be stored or sent anywhere.
Depression Screening (PHQ-9):
If you’re wondering about your feelings of sadness or depression, this brief, anonymous screening will help you assess whether it’s a good idea to see a professional to learn about your options.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Screening (PCL):
If you’ve experienced any type of trauma — whether as a civilian or in the military — this screening will help you see if you might have symptoms related to PTSD. This short list of anonymous questions can help you determine if you need to speak to a professional for further assessment and information.
Alcohol Use Screening (AUDIT-C):
If you’re wondering whether you have a problem with alcohol, this brief, anonymous screening can help you assess whether you need to connect with resources.
Substance Abuse Screening (ASSIST):
This brief, anonymous screening will ask about your experience with alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs across your lifetime and in the past three months. The results will provide feedback on your potential health risks and other problems related to these substances, and they will help connect you with useful resources for support.
Veterans Crisis Line Self-Check Quiz:
You can take a confidential Veterans Crisis Line self-check quiz to better understand what you’re going through, learn if it may be a good idea to seek professional help, and see how you might benefit from VA or community-based services. Your anonymous answers to a brief list of questions will be reviewed by an experienced counselor who will then send you a personal response to a secure website. The counselor will also provide you with resources and options for further follow-up.
You can also call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, use the Veterans Crisis Line online chat, or send a text message to the Veterans Crisis Line at 838255. The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.