National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day

Free, easy and anonymous online test

Thank you participating in the Depression Screening test.

The test allows people to take a short, online, and anonymous questionnaire to check-in with their emotional well-being. The test does not offer a diagnosis, but points out to participants the presence or absence of depressive symptoms and offers a referral for further evaluation as necessary.

The Depression Screening test is part of Calgary Counselling Centre's objective to create awareness and dispel myths and stigmas associated with mental health issues.

Participation in this test is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept completely anonymous and confidential. No identifying details will be reported.

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Been feeling low in energy, slowed down?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Been blaming yourself for things?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Had poor appetite?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Had difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Been feeling hopeless about the future?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Been feeling blue?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Been feeling no interest in things?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Had feeling of worthlessness?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Thought about or wanted to commit suicide?

Over the past two weeks, how often have you:

Had difficulty concentrating or making decisions?

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2. What is your age?:

2. What is your gender?:

3. What is your marital status?:

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4. How did you hear about the NDSD test:

5. What country do you live in?

6. Please enter your postal code/zip code.

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7. First Language:

8. Have you ever been treated for depression:

9. If yes, did treatment include medication:

10. Are you currently taking any anti-depressant prescription medication?

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Have you ever been treated for (please check only if applicable):

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Have you ever attempted suicide:

You scored between 0 to 8.

Symptoms are not consistent with a major depressive episode. Presence of a major depressive disorder is unlikely.

A complete evaluation is not recommended.

Score interpretation & referral guidelines

Total Score Interpretation Referral Guidelines
0 - 8 Symptoms are not consistent with a major depressive episode. Presence of a major depressive disorder is unlikely. A complete evaluation is not recommended.
9 - 16 Symptoms are consistent with a major depressive episode. Presence of a major depressive disorder is possible. A complete evaluation is recommended.
17 - 30 Symptoms are strongly consistent with a major depressive episode. Presence of a major depressive disorder is very likely. A complete evaluation is strongly recommended. In this higher range, the severity level may require immediate attention.

Note: Further evaluation is suggested for any individual who score 1 or more on the suicide question (item 9), regardless of the total score on the HANDS


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