Free Confidential Depression Assessment


If you are in a state of crisis or need immediate help for any reason, please refrain from filling out this assessment and call 911. If you feel that you are a danger to yourself, please refrain from filling out this assessment and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

This online Depression assessment takes approximately five minutes and will provide general feedback when completed. Please note that this assessment is not a formal diagnostic tool and should not be interpreted as such. This assessment is free and can be taken anonymously, if you choose.

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions provided, it is highly recommended that you contact the staff at Lakeland Behavioral Health System or another qualified healthcare provider. If you would prefer to be contacted by the staff at Lakeland Behavioral Health System, please leave your contact information in the space provided at the end of this assessment. Please note that by leaving your information, you consent to allow Lakeland Behavioral Health System to use this information to contact you. Any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose to not leave your information, the staff at Lakeland Behavioral Health System will not contact you.

If you answer “no” to the questions provided, you are still encouraged to reach out to the staff at Lakeland Behavioral Health System or another qualified healthcare provider for a detailed evaluation of your risk for Depression.

1. Have you or your loved one felt extremely sad or hopeless for an extended period of time?

2. Have you or your loved one's eating habits and appetite changed significantly (and as a result, are either eating much more or much less than normal)?

3. Have you or your loved one's sleeping patterns changed significantly (either not sleeping much at all or are sleeping excessively)?

4. Do you or your loved one often feel exhausted, or have been struggling with extremely low energy?

5. Have you or your loved one experienced mood swings, such as outbursts of anger or crying, for no apparent reason?

6. Have you or your loved one missed work, school, or other responsibilities because you couldn’t get out of bed or leave the house?

7. Do you or your loved one struggle or find it impossible to complete everyday tasks such as paying bills, doing laundry, going grocery shopping, or tending to personal hygiene?

8. Do you or your loved one find it difficult to concentrate, focus, or otherwise pay attention?

9. Have you or your loved one lost interest in activities, issues, and/or events that have previously been important to you/them?

10. Do you or your loved one find it difficult or impossible to experience pleasure?

11. Have you or your loved one withdrawn from family and friends?

12. Do you or your loved one feel like a failure, or that you/they have let down friends, colleagues, or family members?

13. Do you or your loved one think that the world would be a better place if you/they weren’t around anymore?

14. Have you or your loved one had thoughts of self-harming or making an attempt to take your/their own life?

Thank you for taking Lakeland Behavioral Health System's Depression Screening.

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Disclaimer: Lakeland Behavioral Health System disclaims any liability, loss, or risk sustained as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of these assessments.