Why take an online screening?
Anonymous, online self-checks for mental health or chemical use are a quick and easy way to see if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Results should not be viewed as a clinical diagnosis. If your results indicate you may be experiencing symptoms of a behavioral health concern, consider sharing your results with someone. A provider (such as a doctor or a therapist) can give you a full assessment and talk to you about options for how to feel better.
Mental health conditions, like depression, anxiety, and PTSD are real, common, and treatable.
Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling that everyone experiences sometimes. You might describe it as feeling very nervous or “wound up”.
General anxiety symptoms can last for extended periods of time – it could go on for a couple of weeks or longer. It’s more than just being nervous.
You might have anxious thoughts about yourself, other people, and how you think other people feel about you. You might also have anxious thoughts about the world around you and what’s coming in the future.
(NHS inform, 2021)
Everyone has spells of feeling down, but depression is more than just spending a few days feeling sad or unhappy. Depression can make you feel persistently sad and down for weeks or months at a time.
Depression has a range of different symptoms, and it can affect everybody differently. The symptoms include feeling very tearful, feeling hopelessness and sadness, and losing interest in things you enjoyed before. It’s also common for people with depression to have symptoms of anxiety.
(NHS inform, 2021)
Alcohol and other Drug Use screening
Research conducted during 2020 shows increasing substance use in the US related to the pandemic. Because alcohol and drug use can affect your health and interfere with certain medications and treatments, it is important to check in on how much you’re consuming.
Traumatic events are extremely threatening or horrific events that overwhelm a person’s ability to cope. They can be events you experience yourself, or events you witness.
Witnessing a traumatic event might involve watching or hearing someone else experience it, or watching the event on TV. Some people can also be very affected when they learn that a close family member or friend experienced trauma.
It’s important to know that what’s traumatic for one person might not be traumatic for another person.
(NHS inform, 2021)
The Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5 (PC-PTSD-5) is a 5-item screen designed to identify individuals with probable PTSD. Those screening positive require further assessment, preferably with a structured interview.
Dr. Kira Schabram, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at the Foster School of Business (University of Washington) developed a Burnout and Compassion Survey.
This survey serves that purpose and will take approximately 15-20 minutes. The survey will ask you a series of reliable and validated questions already presented to 1000s of employees around the world to gauge your scores in three categories: current level of strain and burnout, its impact on your experience of work, and how you are coping (i.e. compassion and engagement). The survey will calculate your individual scores and present them to you at the end.
Participation is entirely voluntary, anonymous, and confidential. You may skip any questions you wish, though this will mean that we may not be able to calculate your final score reliably. All insights are for your benefit. No identifying information will be shared with your organization. Once you close the survey it won’t be possible to identify your results. Dr. Schabram encourages you to write them down or grab a screenshot.
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