Answer the following 13 questions, to see if anxiety might be a problem for you.
1) Do you worry excessively about the future or bad things happening (for example, earthquakes, a loved one getting hurt or sick, failing a test)?
2) Do you often feel restless or on edge?
3) Do you have trouble sleeping because your mind is racing with thoughts?
4) Do you experience a lot of headaches or stomach aches?
5) Do you often experience nightmares?
6) Do you often feel uncomfortable in social situations or when talking to unfamiliar people?
7) Do you spend a lot of time worrying about what other people think about you?
8) Do you spend at least an hour a day repeating things, such as washing, checking, arranging, or counting?
9) Do you spend a lot of time trying to make things perfect?
10) Do you have sudden rushes of intense fear or anxiety?
11) Are you afraid to be alone or do things on your own?
12) Do you have a strong fear of specific situations or things, such as blood, needles, heights, water, small spaces, flying, animals, or insects?
13) Do you often avoid going places or doing things because you feel anxious?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may have a problem with anxiety. This website can give you some ideas about how to manage your anxiety. It can also be helpful to talk to your parents or doctor, or get support from a mental health professional (like your school counsellor, a psychologist, or a psychiatrist).
This quiz is not meant to diagnose actual anxiety problems, but to indicate whether anxiety might be a problem for you. If you do think anxiety is a problem, it’s important to talk to your parents, a counsellor, or a doctor.
Sometimes, these problems can get us down and we may think about hurting ourselves. If you’re struggling with thoughts about suicide or self-harm, please talk to a trusted adult like your parents, a relative, teacher, school counsellor or a doctor. If you need to talk to someone right away, call: