The Recovery Village at Baptist Health’s Mental Health Challenge
Take the quiz and challenge yourself to a monthly check-in on your mental health
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.
Take the Quiz
The GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder) quiz is used by therapists and recovery teams nationwide to help patients living with anxiety.
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Once you’ve got your results, look below for resources, tips and FAQS to improve your mental well-being.
- Keep track of your initial score
- Review our resources & build an action plan
- Work towards a mentally-healthier you
- Receive monthly reminder & repeat assessment
Anxiety & Mental Health Resources
FAQS about The Mental Health Challenge
What will you do with my data?
Can I opt-out of the Challenge at any time?
Yes, you may opt-out of the challenge at any time by unsubscribing to your email reminders.
What do I do if I score high for having an anxiety disorder?
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.
Can I take the test more than once a month?
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
What is anxiety disorder?
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.
Who can get an anxiety disorder?
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.
Who can I talk to about my anxiety?
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.
What is the difference between anxiety and depression?
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
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.
Addiction & Mental Health Treatment
National Mental Health Organizations
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.