Mental health is health. The state of your mental health can enhance or inhibit everyday functioning, relationships, fulfilment and satisfaction in life.
Mental Health Score is a free, accessible and research backed screening to help you measure, track and improve your mental health. The screening and resources are designed to support you with proactive and preventative mental health. The questions on the screening are designed to prompt you to reflect and think about how you feel, which helps cultivate greater self-awareness. Awareness does not discriminate; in that you can become aware of both where you feel strong and what you can strengthen.
The screening results describe your mental wellness, mental performance and risk of mental illness based on six categories:
Balance refers to your daily experience, and how well you are performing the tasks required of everyday life. For more on the relationship between balance and mental health, try one of our previous posts.
Confidence refers to how you see and feel about yourself. Factoring in your sense of perceived value, confidence considers the role others play in shaping your self-worth.
Attitude refers to how you relate to and face the world through the mindset you keep. Your mindset contributes to your level of perseverance, and your choice to see challenges as learning opportunities that can lead to growth.
Resilience refers to how well you adapt to situations when problems arise. The more resilient you are, the greater the strength you have to bounce back and learn from challenges.
Sensibility refers to how cognizant you are of the thoughts, perspectives, and feelings of those around you. Being sensible is beneficial as it helps you take the focus off yourself, and shift it onto others, allowing you to be more outward-focused and understanding.
Fulfilment refers to a feeling of satisfaction with where you presently are in life. This section looks at fulfilment in two areas: 1. Fulfilment in the happenings of your everyday life, and 2. Fulfilment in your relationships with others.
Through the perspective of this framework, our screening and resources strive to represent and promote your constructive growth in aspects of mental health. Your mental health is unique to you and will continue to change over time, which means that the total possible points for the screening is not specified in order to encourage you to focus instead on how your mental health score changes over time. You are the benchmark for your own mental health.
Once you take the screening, you will see a score that represents your overall mental health, and progress bars for each of the six categories measured. Your responses to the questions impact each category and your overall score. The possible responses and questions are weighted based on their relevance and importance. The questions in the screening are formed from hundreds of research-based and peer-reviewed mental health assessments.
The screening is a simple starting point to help increase your awareness of your own mental health and how it changes over time. It is not a substitute for care from mental health professionals and it is not designed to diagnose mental health conditions.
Click here to take the screening for yourself and find out your Mental Health Score!