About the Quiz

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Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. This simple, online, private, mental health check-up can identify some symptoms of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder so you can get help if you need it. You can also learn more about mood disorders and find resources to help yourself, your family members, or friends.

Why create this quiz?

Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, are very common. They affect 1 in 5 people at some point and yet few people seek treatment. Sometimes people are afraid to talk about it, or they don't recognize that they're experiencing a treatable health condition. They may not know where or how to get help. This quiz was created to raise awareness about mood disorders and connect people with resources to get help if they need it. Ano nline check-up offers privacy for people who want to learn more, and it's so easy to do that everyone can participate as part of their basic health care routine.

Who created this quiz?

This quiz is a collaborative project of:

  • The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Psychiatry (Dr. Anthony Levitt, Psychiatrist-in-Chief)
  • The Ontario Psychological Association
  • The Ontario College of Family Physicians, Collaborative Mental Health Care Network

"Check Up from The Neck Up" is a registered trademark of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and may be used with permission only. 

About the Check Up quiz

The screen and questionnaire were developed from validated tools developed in North America, and tested in Ontario and British Columbia. Some items were adjusted to make them more user-friendly in a web-based environment.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Your answers to the check-up are added up as you go and deleted from our server once you leave the site. We know this information is personal, and we don't collect any individual information about you or your results through the check-up. We keep an aggregate counter running to keep track of how many people have taken the quiz, and that's all.

What happens after I take the check-up?

Once you've answered the check-up questions, you can print out your results. You can take this page to your doctor or mental health professional to discuss your concerns. You can also find more information by reading our fact sheets and guides. Don't forget to come back and get your check-up every 6 months. Take care of your mental health!

What's the story behind the acorn?

The visual signature of the "Check Up From The Neck Up" program is a stylized acorn. The acorn is a familiar, natural, everyday object with quick and easy recognition in the North American context. More important, it is a symbol of untapped potential and growth - "Great oaks from little acorns grow." This reinforces the overall intent of the program: to stimulate people to take charge of their own health and thus free themselves to achieve whatever they can. The acorn also bears a significant resemblance to the human head, particularly in early autumn when it wears its little beret/cap. As presented in the "Check Up" logo, it has a jaunty, carefree look, suggesting to the viewer that "taking care of yourself from the neck up" should be a normal part of life, comfortable and not to be feared.