There are all sorts of things that cause stress, potentially putting us over the edge and leading to depression, or becoming harder to handle because we’re already dealing with depression. The negative impact of stress isn’t necessarily cumulative - just having one important stressor can sometimes be enough to trigger depression.

The Stress Test is meant to help you identify underlying issues that may be causing undue strain in your life. You can then share the results with your doctor or therapist, thereby kick-starting a conversation about issues that might need to be addressed.

Is it okay to record your responses anonymously for our research? We will not ask for information that can personally identify you.

Should you choose to not include your Stress Test information in our research project, you are welcome to complete the Stress Test but your responses will not be saved or recorded for research. See full details.

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Please enter your age

Please indicate the country you live in:

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Please indicate your sexual orientation:

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What is your current relationship status?

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Are you currently enrolled in post-secondary education?

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Which of the following categories best describes your current employment?

Full time employmentPart time employmentDisabled, not able to workNot employed, looking for workNot employed, not looking for workRetired

Please select items from the list below that are causing you mild to severe stress:

Death of a spouseSeparation or divorceDeath of a loved one (family member, close friend)Personal illness or injuryDifficulties with alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, or other substance useLoss of employmentRetirementIllness or injury of close family memberRelationship problems with spouse/romantic partnerMove to a new neighbourhoodBirth of a child/adoption of a new childIssues with sexual performanceFinancial strainDifficulties at workDifficulties at schoolBeing bullied/harassed or cyberbulliedDeath of a petLoss of social statusLonelinessOther

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HeadsUpGuys Research

As a leading global resource on men’s health, HeadsUpGuys regularly conducts research to better understand issues that impact men’s mental health. In partnership with The University of British Columbia, HeadsUpGuys is currently researching stress issues among men.

You have the option of including your Stress Test responses in our research, which will be recorded and grouped together with responses from other participants to be analysed and reported in our future research reports, academic papers and/or at conferences. We will not ask for information that can personally identify you.

Your Results

To help you prioritize which stressors to work on, we’ve ordered them here by how unmanageble they are. This overview lets you know how each stressor is affecting your life, and can help you decide which need the most attention.

It’s time to reach out

  • Looks like you’ve got some major stressors that should be addressed.
  • If you haven’t already, you should discuss these issues with a friend, family member, doctor, or therapist.
  • Simply getting things off your chest and talking about them can be a huge help.
  • You can save or print your results to help kick-start a conversation with your doctor or therapist.

Things are looking pretty good

  • You’ve got some stressors in your life, but it seems like you have things under control.
  • There is always room for improvement though and the tips below can help you to manage your stress even better.

We highly encourage you to save/print your responses to help track your progress or to bring to your doctor or specialists