Be proactive about your mental health

Take the quiz, learn the signs

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as "an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure."

Knowing the difference between normal feelings of anxiety and an anxiety disorder requiring medical attention can help a person identify and treat the condition.

The following questions can help you determine your level of anxiety. If you notice yourself answering that you frequently experience these feelings, it may be time to talk with a professional who can work with you to find brighter days. Visit our Contact Us page to find a Provident counseling office near you.

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

How often do you feel overwhelmed, or have no control?

How often do you have difficulty relaxing or calming down?

How often do you have difficulty sleeping?

How often do you feel irritable or annoyed?

How often do you experience trembling or shaking?

How often do you avoid situations due to fear?

How often do you worry about the future or if bad things will happen? (Examples: a loved one getting sick, failing at something, natural disasters)

How often do you experience nausea or abdominal issues?

How often do you worry about what others think of you?

How often do you feel uncomfortable in social situations or interacting with unfamiliar people?