Worry leads to anxiety, and at some point it may be hard to stop worrying and thinking about everything that may go wrong. If you are worried about your … worries, and would like to know to what degree anxiety has become a problem in your life, complete a self-assessment questionnaire from this helpline site: https://depression.org.nz/is-it-depression-anxiety/self-test/ 

Please remember, it is most helpful and safe to talk to your family doctor or see a therapist to address your worry. Please, do not rely entirely on internet content to manage your worries.

Please note that the test is on a New Zealand page so if after completing the test you feel you need assistance, contact your doctor or one of Toronto helplines:

Distress Centre: 416-408-HELP (4357) offers access to emotional support from the safety and security of the closest telephone. Callers can express their thoughts and feelings in confidence. Callers’ issues can include problems related to domestic violence, social isolation, suicide, addictions, mental and physical health concerns. The Distress Centre offers emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and linkage to emergency help when necessary.

Gerstein Centre: (416) 929-5200 provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto, who experience mental health problems. The service has three aspects; telephone support, community visits and a ten-bed, short-stay residence. All three aspects of the service are accessed through the crisis line.

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and
on-line professional counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns. 24/7. 365 days a year.

York Support Services Network: 1-855-310-COPE (2673) 1-866-323-7785 (TTY) If you, or someone you care about, are depressed, distressed, lonely, anxious, scared or angry, you can call York Support Services 24/7. They have been serving York Region for over 15 years and have now expanded their telephone support to include North York.

Scarborough Hospital Mobile Crisis Program: 416-495-2891 provides Telephone Crisis Response and community crisis response to individuals over 16 years of age who are experiencing a mental health crisis in Scarborough and East York.

Toronto Seniors Helpline: 416-217-2077 is a specialized service for seniors in Toronto which provides assistance in stabilizing age-related mental health and addiction crises, risk and safety assessments, immediate referrals to community mobile crisis units, and support for families and caregivers

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: 416-597-8808 is a grassroots collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism. Callers can be anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused, women who have had unwanted sexual touching, incest survivors and friends or family.

Youthdale’s Crisis Support Team: (416) 363-9990 assesses each child’s risk and mental status through telephone interviews and if required, Mobile Response. This assessment will involve the parent or guardian and the professionals caring for the child. A Youthdale child psychiatrist is available to consult with the Crisis Support Team at all times. Any parent or legal guardian in Ontario can call the Youthdale Psychiatric Crisis Services and get immediate access to trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.