Score Interpretations and Recommendations

0: No Traumatic Experience. Your score indicates that you have not experienced a traumatic event. This experience is necessary for PTSD. See our Self-Help page for stress management resources, or contact us for additional support and guidance.

1-2: At risk for PTSD. Your score indicates you’ve experienced a traumatic event and have some mild to moderate symptoms of PTSD.  Consider contacting a Behavioral Health Professional at Reach for Resilience to determine if you meet clinical criteria for PTSD, and for further guidance and support.

3-5: Significant likelihood of PTSD.  Your score indicates you’ve experienced a traumatic event and are likely to be experiencing PTSD. Talk with your doctor and consider contacting a Mental Health Professional for additional assessment. Reach for Resilience can assist you in this process.




Sometimes things happen to people that are unusually or especially frightening, horrible, or traumatic. For example:

  • The current global health pandemic (COVID-19)
  • a serious accident or fire
  • a physical or sexual assault or abuse
  • an earthquake or flood
  • a war
  • seeing someone be killed or seriously injured
  • having a loved one die through homicide or suicide.

Have you ever experienced this kind of event?

If no, screen total = 0. Please stop here.

If yes, please answer the questions below.

1.In the past month, have you had nightmares about the event(s) or thought about the event(s) when you did not want to?
2.In the past month, have you tried hard not to think about the event(s) or went out of your way to avoid situations that reminded you of the event(s)?
3.In the past month, have you been constantly on guard, watchful, or easily startled?
4.In the past month, have you felt numb or detached from people, activities, or your surroundings?
5.In the past month, have you felt guilty or unable to stop blaming yourself or others for the event(s) or any problems the event(s) may have caused?