Take our Stress Test
"HeadsUpGuys has made me realize I need to talk and reach out." - Male, 21, UK
The Stress Test includes many common stressors that can lead or contribute to depression.
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.
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.
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.
We highly encourage you to save/print your responses to help track your progress or to bring to your doctor or specialists