Be proactive about your mental health

Take the quiz, learn the signs

What is the difference between being temporarily "down" and experiencing depression?

While the two can be similar, depression is more severe than sadness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depression is one of the most common mental disorders affecting more than 15 million adults in the United States (~6.7% of the population). It manifests differently in each person and is a serious condition that requires treatment from a mental health professional.

The following questions can help you determine your level of depression. 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?

1. How often do you feel hopeless

How often do you feel you've lost interest in most (or all) of the things and activities that you used to find enjoyable or interesting?

How often do you feel helpless?

How often do you feel down, blue, and/or dejected?

How often do you feel you have a lot to look forward to?

How often do you feel trapped with no options?

How often do you feel you've lost control of your life and future?

How often do you feel overwhelmed?

How often do you feel optimistic?

Are you generally a pessimist?

Depression Quiz
Normal
Your results indicate that you have none, or very few symptoms of depression. If you notice that your symptoms aren't improving, you may want to bring them up with someone you trust. This screen is not meant to be a diagnosis. Provident's mental health professionals can make this determination and help you find the right support. Contact us at 314-533-8200 to set up an appointment.
Mild
Your results indicate that you have very few symptoms of depression. If you notice that your symptoms aren't improving, you may want to bring them up with someone you trust. This screen is not meant to be a diagnosis, or the elimination of a diagnosis. A trained medical or mental health professional can help clarify issues and diagnose depression. If you feel like your feelings, thoughts, or behaviors get worse, screen again. Provident is always here to help! If you notice that your symptoms aren't improving, you may want to bring them up with someone you trust. This screen is not meant to be a diagnosis. Provident's mental health professionals can make this determination and help you find the right support. Contact us at 314-533-8200 to set up an appointment.
Moderate
Your results indicate that you may be experiencing symptoms of moderate depression. Based on your answers, living with these symptoms could be causing difficulty managing relationships and even the tasks of everyday life. These results do not mean that you have depression, but it may be time to start a conversation with someone you trust. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Provident at 314-533-8200 to set up an appointment. This screen is not meant to be a diagnosis. Provident's mental health professionals can make this determination and help you find the right support.
High
Your results indicate that you are experiencing symptoms of severe depression. Based on your answers, these symptoms could be greatly interfering with your relationships and the tasks of everyday life. If you feel that you are in crisis, please call Provident's 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at 314-647-4357 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-274-8255. We're here to help all day, every day. This screen is not meant to be a diagnosis. Provident's mental health professionals can make this determination and help you find the right support. Contact us at 314-533-8200 to set up an appointment.
Very High
Your results indicate that you are experiencing symptoms of severe depression. Based on your answers, these symptoms could be greatly interfering with your relationships and the tasks of everyday life. If you feel that you are in crisis, please call Provident's 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at 314-647-4357 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-274-8255. We're here to help all day, every day. This screen is not meant to be a diagnosis. Provident's mental health professionals can make this determination and help you find the right support. Contact us at 314-533-8200 to set up an appointment.