Taking the time to check in with yourself, to consider the impact of life’s ups and downs on your day-to-day life, may be a smart, preventative health measure to take. Through informal, personal assessments, like the two listed below – ‘Check up from the neck up’ and ‘Mental health meter’ – you may understand a bit better where you’re at mentally and emotionally.

Check up from the neck up

A simple, private mental health check-up from the Mood Disorder Association of Ontario (MDAO) can help you identify some symptoms of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder, and more.

Mental Health Meter

A questionnaire from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) that encourages reflection on one’s unique strengths and to find areas where renewed focus could improve the ability to cope with life’s ups and downs.