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Mental Health Screening

Some feelings of worry and sadness are normal during times of uncertainty, but if you are concerned about your emotional well-being, take this 2-question survey or feel free to explore and utilize the resources on this page to improve self-care and manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression.

The Patient Health Questionnaire - 2 (PHQ-2)

The purpose of the PHQ-2 is not to establish a final diagnosis or to monitor depression severity, but rather to screen for depression as a "first-step" approach.
A PHQ-2 score ranges from 0 to 6; patients with scores of 3 or more should be further evaluated to determine whether they meet the criteria for a depressive disorder.

Over the past two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

  Not at all Several days More than one
half the days
Nearly every day
Little interest or pleasure
in doing things
Feeling down, depressed,
or hopeless

If you scored 3 or more on the PHQ-2, this is considered a “positive” screening result and could indicate symptoms of depression. We encourage you to contact your primary care provider for further evaluation. Taking care of your mental health is more important than ever, since healthy minds are able to be resilient, or “bounce back” after a crisis.

Resources to Manage Your Emotional and Mental Health

Improve self-care

With so many other responsibilities in life, it can be difficult to focus on self-care. While it is sometimes hard to justify taking some time for yourself, remember that you will be able to handle life’s stresses when you are feeling your best emotionally and physically.

Manage Anxiety and Stress

During this time of uncertainty, you may have had to work remotely, have your hours cut or lost your job. This ever-changing environment can lead to high feeling of stress, anxiety and isolation.

Resources for Parents

As a parent, you are tasked with both the mental and physical health of your children every day. During these difficult times, healthy outlets for your family may be hard to come by. Read through the following resources on dealing with today’s stresses as a parent and for your kids.

Support Services

If you need additional support regarding your emotional and mental well being, here are some support and service options that may help.

  • California Peer Run Warm Line (Mental Health Hotline): (855) 845-7415
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Help Line: (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
    • Orange County WarmLine: (714) 991-6412 or (877) 910-9276
    • Los Angeles WarmLine: (855) 952-9276
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741
  • Mental Health America of California Know the Signs Hotline: (800) 273-8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Line: (800) 273-8255
  • Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program: (877) 544-0767
  • Straight Talk Counseling: (714) 828-2000
Adolescent Resources

Recommended Apps for your smartphone: Headspace, Calm, Yoga Studio, Meditation Studio

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