MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING TOOLS

Check the Severity of Your Mental Health Symptoms

Mental health screening tools can help you identify the severity of your symptoms. If you are experiencing severe symptoms you should seek a thorough evaluation by a licensed mental health provider.

Mental Health Screening Tools

TMS Directory offers a variety of evidenced-based screening tools that can help you identify the severity of your symptoms associated with specific mental health disorder. The goal is to assist you in identifying with the severity of symptoms so that you can seek a thorough evaluation for symptoms that persists for more than a few days without improvement.

If you are experiencing symptoms of suicidal thoughts or self-harm, you should call 911 or the
National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

What’s the Secret to Happiness and
Mental Wellness?

Everyone desires happiness – to have mental wellness. Mental wellness is a state of well-being where we feel contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure or joy.
Too many people struggle to find the secret to happiness.

Mental wellness can be defined as the “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, and is able to make a contribution to her or his own community” (Health Canada, 2014).

Just living a life of pleasure doesn’t lead to a life of happiness. A life spent simply focused on entertaining oneself doesn’t lead to true happiness.

Happiness and mental wellness is the positive side effect that happens when people live a life with belonging, purpose, meaning and hope.

Belonging is when a person feels connected to their family, community and culture. When a member of a group feels accepted, included, and has a sense of identity, they are said to feel like they belong. One also has a sense of contentment or comfort in belonging to a certain group and a positive relationship with the other group members because they embrace and welcome you.

Purpose is having something to do in one’s life, whether it is through education, employment, caregiving, or cultural ways of being and doing. Purpose involves the main driving forces behind your existence—the motivations behind getting out of bed each morning—make up your life purpose.

A feeling of purpose can control behavior, shape goals, provide a sense of direction, and give life meaning. Some people associate their vocation—meaningful, fulfilling work—with their sense of purpose. Others find meaning in the obligations they have to their family or friends. Others look for significance in spirituality or in their religious convictions. In all these facets of life, some people may find their purpose is plainly conveyed.

Meaning is seeing how one’s life is part of something bigger than just oneself, and how one’s life is part of their family, and community. Meaning is a sense of value that each of us can obtain in different ways, such as through friendships, creativity, professional success, or kindness to name a few.

According to research, having a sense of purpose in life is linked to healthier habits like exercise and a better diet, higher levels of life satisfaction, and a decreased risk of depression. On the other hand, negative signs like despair, anxiety, and suicide have been linked to a feeling of emptiness or lack of value in life. The correlation between sadness and insufficient certainty of life’s significance and suicidal ideation shows that many people are going through a crisis of meaning.

If you are experiencing an unfulfilled life that feels like it lacks belonging, purpose, and meaning, you are encouraged to seek help – reach out and talk to someone who can help. Be sure to connect with a mental health care provider that shares your same values and beliefs. Many offer virtual care and can be found online.

Hope is feeling positive about the future.

TMS Directory offers a variety of evidenced-based screening tools that can help you identify the severity of your symptoms associated with a specific mental health disorder.

Your Mental Wellness Begins Here

Access one of the mental health screening tools above to check the severity of your symptoms
If you are experiencing severe symptoms of a mental health condition, search TMS Directory to find a provider in your area and schedule a thorough evaluation
If you are in a crisis, experiencing suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harm, call 988 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
Regain control of your life

TMS Directory will guide you to an unforgettable lifetime journey.

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