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Self-Assessments

Self-assessments can help you find out if your feelings and behaviors may be related to treatable conditions.

The results of these brief questionnaires won’t tell you for sure whether you have a specific condition, but they may indicate whether it’s a good idea to see a professional or connect with other resources for further assessment and information.

These results are completely anonymous and confidential, and none of your answers will be stored or sent anywhere.

Depression Screening (PHQ-9)

If you’re wondering about your feelings of sadness or depression, this brief, anonymous screening will help you assess whether it’s a good idea to see a professional to learn about your options.

Take a Self-Assessment

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Screening (PCL)

If you’ve experienced any type of trauma — whether as a civilian or in the military — this screening will help you see whether you might have symptoms related to PTSD. This short list of anonymous questions can help you determine whether you need to speak to a professional for further assessment and information.

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Alcohol Use Screening (AUDIT-C)

If you’re wondering whether you have a problem with alcohol, this brief, anonymous screening can help you assess whether you need to connect with resources.

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Substance Abuse Screening (ASSIST)

This brief, anonymous screening will ask about your experience with alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs across your lifetime and in the past three months. The results will provide feedback on your potential health risks and other problems related to these substances, and they will help connect you with useful resources for support.

Take a Self-Assessment

Veterans Crisis Line Self-Check Quiz

You can take a confidential Veterans Crisis Line self-check quiz to better understand what you’re going through, learn whether it may be a good idea to seek professional help, and see how you might benefit from VA or community-based services. Your anonymous answers to a brief list of questions will be reviewed by an experienced counselor who will then send you a personal response through a secure website. The counselor will also provide you with resources and options for further follow-up.

Take a Self-Assessment

Additional Resources

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Self-Help Tools

Veterans can access online courses that provide instruction and training in problem-solving, parenting, anger management, sleeping better, managing stress, and more.

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Coaching into Care

Coaching Into Care is a national telephone service of the VA which aims to educate, support, and empower family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran.

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Veterans Crisis Line

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Free support is confidential and available 24/7. Call 1-800-273-8255, chat here, or text 838255.

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