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Stress Self Assessment

Long-term sustained stress is dangerous. It can disrupt brain chemistry and interfere with healthy brain and body functioning. It can make you irritable, depressed and anxious, and it can disrupt your work and relationships. Sustained stress can actually threaten your life by contributing to heart disease and weakening your immune system.
 

Self Assessment for Stress [0% complete]

Welcome to the Stress Assessment

Completing this questionnaire should take about five minutes. When you've completed the assessment, your results will be returned along with some resources you're sure to find helpful.

Because your privacy is of utmost importance, we do not collect any personal health information (PHI). For more information about the use of PHI and your personal privacy, please visit the Defense Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Transparency Division of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Important Note

While this tool can help you determine if you need additional help, only a health care professional can provide an accurate diagnosis.

Please check, "I Acknowledge" below to confirm that you have read and understand these statements as they have been presented to you.

Over the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly?

Over the last month, how often have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life?

Over the last month, how often have you felt nervous and “stressed”?

Over the last month, how often have you felt confident about your ability to handle your personal problems?

Over the last month, how often have you felt that things were going your way?

Over the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do?

Over the last month, how often have you been able to control irritations in your life?

Over the last month, how often have you felt that you were on top of things?

Over the last month, how often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control?

Over the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome them?

Although only a healthcare professional can provide a diagnosis, your responses suggest that you are not experiencing symptoms associated with stress.

Recommendations

  • Consult with your health care provider if you have questions (or find a doctor on the TRICARE website).
  • For immediate help, visit the Veteran Crisis Line for text support or call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1).
  • Learn about other health issues that often relate to stress: anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sleep, and depression.
  • For help calming your mind, listen to the “Military Meditation Coach” podcast to try a variety of meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation exercises.

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