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Mental Health Challenge

Take the quiz and challenge yourself to a monthly check-in on your mental health

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Take a short, online quiz monthly to assess your anxiety levels, then take action to improve your score over time.

Knowing your status is like a doctor’s check-up — a way to reduce health risks, address issues and improve well-being.

Used by mental health professionals in treatment, the GAD-7 assesses anxiety levels and helps you decide next steps.

What is the Mental Health Challenge?

The Mental Health Challenge is a seven-question quiz assessing your anxiety levels, taken monthly to keep tabs on your mental health.

Use our resources and helpful tips to address anxiety symptoms and improve your score.

We’ll send you a quiz reminder email every 30 days to take the quiz again and check your progress. You can opt out of this email at any time.

Reasons to Challenge Yourself

In a recent survey, anxiety was the most commonly reported symptom during COVID-19. Ongoing and excessive worry that’s difficult to control has become widespread. Even before 2020, an estimated 19.1% of Americans had an anxiety disorder.

Knowing how current events may be affecting you is preventative health care: a way to address symptoms early, reduce health risks and get medical help if you need it. Whatever your score, your mental health is now in your hands: you can make a plan and improve your quality of life.

“People with diabetes, asthma or high blood pressure who need to take medication regularly, or follow certain diets to stay healthy, aren’t shamed or judged because of their illness... Getting help for depression, anxiety or other mental health issues deserve the same understanding."

MD Rachel Rohaidy

Take the Quiz

The GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder) quiz is used by therapists and recovery teams nationwide to help patients living with anxiety.

Next Steps

Once you’ve got your results, look below for resources, tips and FAQS to improve your mental well-being.

Anxiety & Mental Health Resources

FAQS about The Mental Health Challenge

Your name and email address will only be used to send you quiz reminders once every 30 days. Your mental health scores are not saved and are not used beyond your own self-awareness. View our privacy policy and online terms and conditions for more information.

Yes, you may opt-out of the challenge at any time by unsubscribing to your email reminders.

If you aren’t working with one already, contact a mental health professional who can help you manage your anxiety. The Recovery Village at Baptist Health or any of the mental health resources below can help you find care that fits your needs.

Yes, you can take the test as many times as you wish. However, improving mental health takes time and anxiety symptoms change regularly, so you may see insignificant or misleading results by testing too frequently.

FAQs about Anxiety & Mental Health

Generally speaking, anxiety disorder is a chronic condition with persistent feelings of apprehension, tension, restlessness or dread.

What does anxiety feel like?

Anxiety feels different for each person, but some common symptoms include the inability to relax, constant worry, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, upset stomach and panic attacks.

Can alcohol help me cope with anxiety?

Alcohol may feel like it’s helping with anxiety symptoms in the moment, but it can increase anxiety symptoms and lead to long-term alcohol dependence, abuse and addiction.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives, but almost 20% of American adults can be classified as having an anxiety disorder. It’s higher among teens, about 32% meet the criteria.

People with moderate to severe anxiety can talk to a mental health professional to discuss their symptoms and potentially get treatment. Talk to your doctor or use any of the resources below to get help.

What is anxiety treatment like?

Anxiety treatment generally involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other forms of talk therapy to help you manage your anxiety. This can happen in-person or online through teletherapy. While there are many anxiety disorder medications available to manage symptoms, they can be addictive and are not always necessary.

Anxiety and depression share many symptoms and can co-occur, but anxiety deals with overwhelming worry or stress, while depression is a mood disorder involving low mood and loss of energy.

Tips to Improve Mental Health

“My biggest thing as a psychiatrist is sleep and I try to impart sleep hygiene on all my patients. If we don’t get a good night’s sleep, we’re going to have much more stress and anxiety … So turn the TV off; turn the news off; turn the phones off; turn everything off — a couple of hours before you go to sleep and wind down — absolutely."

You're Not Alone.

If you or a loved one is struggling with debilitating anxiety or depression, contact us below to get professional help that can start you on the path to relief.

Löwe, Bernd, et al. “Validation and standardization of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD-7) in the general population.<” Medical Care, March 2008. Accessed August 28, 2020.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. “Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health – Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak.” April 2020. Accessed August 28, 2020.

Mental Health America. “How To Keep A Mental Health Journal.” Accessed August 28, 2020.