Location: Bowdoin / Counseling / Self Help / Self Assessment

Counseling Services

Self Assessment

  • ULifeline is an anonymous online resource where you can learn more about emotional health and ways to help yourself or a friend if you are struggling with thoughts or feelings.  They offer a 5-10 minute self-assessment to help identify whether or not a treatable mental health problem could be affecting you or a friend.

  • Screening for Mental Health Inc. is an additional anonymous on-line resource that offers assessment for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and problems with alcohol.

  • Authentic Happiness is a website for Positive Psychology, a new branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strength-based character, and healthy institutions.  Research has shown that it is possible to increase happiness, satisfaction, hope, and engagement in meaningful activity no matter one's circumstances.  There are several self-assessments on this page that may be helpful in looking at your character strengths and how you engage with various situations.  If you are interested, we recommend starting by completing the VIA Survey of Character Strengths.  You will have to register in order for your scores to be kept on file for you review, but this is a completely confidential process, requires no commitment from you, and is free.