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Mental Health & Substance Use Screening

Depression

Open and download PDF Form PHQ-9, which is often used to screen for Depression.

If you score: >5 and < 10, you may be experiencing mild depression and should consider seeing a mental health professional if you feel that you are struggling or that symptoms are causing difficulties in your life.

>10 and <15, there is a good chance that you are experiencing depression and should consider seeing a mental health professional.

>15, there is a good chance that you are experiencing moderate to severe depression and should consider seeing a mental health professional.

**If you score 1, 2, or 3 on item 9, you should see a mental health professional for further assessment. If you believe that you may be unsafe or at risk for suicide, then you should see a mental health professional as soon as possible.**