Grief self-assessment quiz

Are you overwhelmed by grief?

Take this quiz to see if seeking support might benefit you.

Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something significant. However, when it persists, grief can cause intense emotional pain, disrupt daily life, and even lead to physical health problems. Fortunately, effective treatments are available to help you manage and improve your daily functioning.

How does grief relate to other mental health issues?

Grief is closely linked to other mental health challenges and can often intensify or become intertwined with them. Experiencing a significant loss, such as the death of a loved one, can lead to profound grief that may trigger or worsen conditions like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This type of grief can manifest as deep sadness and yearning, leading to feelings of hopelessness, social withdrawal, and difficulty concentrating. Additionally, the emotional burden of grief can interfere with sleep, appetite, and overall functioning, further impacting your mental health.

Reach out today

If you are struggling with grief and its impact on your mental and physical well-being, know that you are not alone. At Basanti Counseling, led by Nalin Bisnath, we understand the profound effects of grief and are here to provide compassionate support and effective treatments to help you navigate this challenging time. Don’t wait to seek the help you deserve. Reach out to Basanti Counseling and take the first step towards healing and reclaiming your life.

Quiz: Is grief affecting your daily living?

If grief is affecting your daily living, seeking professional support is the first step to helping you live a more fulfilling life. A trained mental health professional can provide support, tools, and strategies to help you work through your grief and improve your quality of life. Use this screening tool to better identify mental health problems. This tool does not provide a clinical diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis can only be made by your physician or a qualified mental health professional after a complete evaluation.

1 / 8

I have experienced a significant loss recently (e.g., the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, etc.).

2 / 8

I experienced a significant loss recently and am experiencing intense sadness many months after the loss.

3 / 8

I struggle to find enjoyment or meaning in activities that I once enjoyed.

4 / 8

It is difficult for me to focus on anything other than the loss that I experienced.

5 / 8

I have trouble sleeping, eating, and concentrating.

6 / 8

I feel hopeless, helpless, or numb for an extended period of time.

7 / 8

I have noticed a decline in my physical health, such as headaches, fatigue, and illness.

8 / 8

My feelings of grief affect my ability to perform daily tasks or interact with others.

Check yourself for indicators of grief

  • I have experienced a significant loss recently (e.g., the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, etc.).
  • I feel hopeless, helpless, or numb for an extended period of time.
  • My feelings of grief affect my ability to perform daily tasks or interact with others.
  • I have trouble accepting the loss of my loved one.
  • Grief interferes with my daily life.
  • Everything reminds me of the loss of my loved one.
  • I have difficulty focusing on things other than the loss I experienced.
  • I distance myself from people I used to feel close to, such as my family and friends.
  • Life seems pointless without my loved one.
  • I have lost interest in activities I once enjoyed.