Connect with us

Articles & Resources

Am I Mentally Healthy?

a blue cartoon human figure surrounded by questions marks

Mental Health is one of the 6 health types that make up who we are.

Of these six, Mental Health is key to our ability to initiate and maintain relationships, our personal and emotional well-being and our ability to contribute to community or society.

So how can we tell if we are mentally healthy? That’s a hard question to answer. And while a medical diagnosis should always be left up to the discretion of highly trained mental health professionals, we have included below a questionnaire designed to help you measure your overall level of mental health.

This Questionnaire* consists of 3 parts, scored individually. And while it is by no means a list of all the characteristics of mentally healthy people, it is commonly accepted by most professionals and, therefore, can be used as a good start.

Before you begin the questionnaire below, I suggest you set aside 10 – 15 minutes where you can be alone, uninterrupted. While the questions themselves are relatively easy, taking the time to assess your past actions and come up with an honest answer may not be.



1. Self-Acceptance: (Check all that do NOT apply)

_____I respect myself.

_____I am accepting of my shortcomings.

_____I exercise control over my emotions.

_____I am able to resign myself to the truly inevitable.

_____I am able to face the realities of life.

_____I am able to laugh at myself.

_____I can own up to my mistakes and make efforts to overcome them.

_______ Tally the Number of Checkmarks for Section 1.


2. Acceptance of Others: (Check all that do NOT apply)

_____I am able to give love.

_____I am able to consider the interests of others.

_____I am able to establish and maintain satisfying personal relationships.

_____I am able to stimulate trust in other people.

_____I am able to like and trust other people.

_____I am able to respect individual differences.

_____I have respect for the individual’s human dignity and rights.

_____I am socially adaptable.

_____I am able to cooperate with others.

_______ Tally the Number of Checkmarks for Section 2.


3.  Ability to Meet Life’s Demands: (Check all that do NOT apply)

_____I can do something about my problems when they arise.

_____I can accept responsibility.

_____I can share my environment.

_____I can adjust to the environment around me.

_____I am making use of my potentials and capacities.

_____I set realistic goals for myself.

_____I think for myself and make my own decisions.

_____I put forth my best effort in most things.

_____I derive satisfaction from whatever it is I am doing.

_____I accept change is a part of life.

_____I face my problems.

_____I know refusing to face my problems is not the best way of solving them.

_______ Tally the Number of Checkmarks for Section 3


_______ Total Number of Checkmarks for ALL Sections: 1, 2 & 3

Note: If you have 6 or more checkmarks, it is an indication that your mental health could use some work. We urge you to consider discussing the results of this quiz with a certified mental health professional.



*The Mayo Clinic,

** Tash Fit Life: Welcome to Chaos,

*** 6 Types of Health That Make Up Who We Are, Kat’s Health Corner: The adventures of a Public Health graduate,


Share This Article

You May Also Like


Mental & Emotional Health
Mental Health Matters
Grief Recovery
Mental Health Resources

Make a
Financial Gift