National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day

Free, easy and anonymous online test

Thank you for 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 recommendation for further evaluation as necessary.

The Depression Screening test is part of Calgary Counselling Centre’s objective to create awareness for mental health issues and to dispel myths and stigmas related to mental health.

Participation in this test is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept completely anonymous and confidential. This means when you submit the test, we have no way of tracking where or who the test came from. Please answer the questions honestly and only complete the test once. The whole test should take about 4 minutes of your time.

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 feelings 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?

Personal Information

Additional Questions

The following questions are anonymous and will not be used to identify you but instead be used to describe the study sample. Please take the time to fill out these questions honestly.

What is your age?

What is your gender?

What is your marital status?

How did you hear about the NDSD test:

What country do you live in?

Please enter the first three digits of your postal code.

Personal Information

First Language:

What is the highest level of education you have obtained?

What is your total household income?

Have you ever been treated for depression:

If yes, did treatment include medication:

Are you currently taking any anti-depressant prescription medication?

Have you ever attempted suicide?

Personal Information

Thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past two weeks was your physical health not good?

On average, how many days during the past two weeks did you engage in moderate to strenuous exercise (like a brisk walk)?

During the past two weeks, how many hours of actual sleep did you average at night? (This may be different than the number of hours you spent in bed.)

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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