Online tests to assess stress level

THE working class in Malaysia is currently going through tough times due to the Covid-19 pandemic even with the financial aid given out by the government and other bodies. It is especially difficult for those who have had to take pay cuts or lost their jobs and have to take care of their family.

The negative impact of this on one’s mental health cannot be denied. This is why it is important to perform a self-assessment test from time to time to evaluate how we are doing mentally.

There are screening tools for mental health online. One example is a simple test known as DASS-21. It basically evaluates one’s depression, anxiety and stress levels with 21 questions and can be accessed at or go to

Once you have answered the questions, a score will be provided for each category of depression, anxiety and stress levels.

If the score indicates that you might need help, you can speak to your general practitioner as a first step.

Stay safe and stay healthy in mind and body.


Occupational health physician

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

letterss , mental health , assessment


Did you find this article insightful?


74% readers found this article insightful

Next In Letters

Health Ministry responds to letter about doctor's concerns
Outsourcing inspection duties
Issues in changing starting date of semester
Confident in leadership of the day
Issues on insurance coverage for Covid-19 treatment
Engage GPs in Covid-19 war
Holiday for Thaipusam an act of goodwill
Need for clarity on vaccination programme
Look beyond the number of daily infections
Funding a healthier and more meaningful democracy

Stories You'll Enjoy