This self-assessment tool is not intended to provide a clinical diagnosis for any mental health condition. The test consists of 21 statements related to your life experiences and behavior. Take your time reading all the questions carefully and indicate your level of agreement with each statement.
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Who is this quiz for?
The Deenz Suicidal Tendency Scale (DSTS-20) has been developed by Deen Mohd and is widely used self-assessment for measuring the presence of suicidal tendencies and how severe they are.
Having suicidal thoughts is not a mental health condition itself but can be a severe symptom of any treatable mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders, etc.
This self-assessment tool can help determine whether you may have been impacted by any mental health condition that could be contributing to suicidal tendencies. It then evaluates your experiences and behaviors to assess the severity of these tendencies.
Is This Quiz Accurate?
Self-assessment tools are not considered accurate. This test is not designed to make a diagnosis of any mental health condition and if you are concerned with your symptoms you should consult a mental health professional for making a proper diagnosis.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and it is estimated that 800,000 people around the world commit suicide every year. Early professional help and support may stop people from taking their lives.
The major challenge faced by people with suicidal thoughts is that they are unwilling to get help. I believe that this test may be the first step toward getting professional help.
Can I use this self-assessment tool for self-diagnosis?
No way; this self-assessment tool was developed for educational purposes only, and only mental health professionals such as psychiatrists or psychologists can diagnose suicidal tendencies and severity. These mental health professionals can use a variety of methods to make a proper diagnosis, such as clinical interviews and laboratory tests and self-assessments.
Does a high score mean I have some type of mental health condition?
This is a simple suicidal ideation test, and self-assessment tests work by scoring your responses, so if you get a high score on this test, it does not necessarily mean you may have any type of mental health illness. A high score may mean that there is an underling issue that may be causing the suicidal thinking, so it might be depression or any other mental health disorder. Sometimes we all face difficult times, and some people always think of ending it all and do not want to fight it anymore, but it might be temporary. This test is for individuals who are dealing with suicidal thoughts and might have attempted suicide in the past.
This is a simple test for suicide risk screening, and it does not cover all the methods and criteria for making an accurate report.
If you have suicidal thoughts, you should always seek help from a mental health professional.