Free online depression screening test available this week

Calgary, Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Canadians can take a free, anonymous depression-screening test online during Mental Illness Awareness Week. Calgary Counselling Centre, with help from partners like Bell Let’s Talk, will offer the short online test as a way to elevate awareness of depression and encourage those who are struggling to seek help.

National Depression Screening Day is October 10 and the free screening tool will be available online from October 7–13.

Offered in 5 languages, the test is completely anonymous and takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Accessible on any computer or mobile device, the tool helps individuals to identify the symptoms of depression. Depression remains the most treatable of all mental health issues. However, only half of those affected seek help for a variety of reasons including the stigma associated with mental illness.

Part of Calgary Counselling Centre’s work to raise awareness of mental health issues and encourage those who need it to get help, the screening does not attempt to offer a diagnosis. Instead it points out to participants the presence or absence of depressive symptoms and offers a recommendation for further evaluation if needed. Last year, over 17,000 individuals took the test online.

Take the test for free today at