International Institute of Health Management Research
Campus of Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur

Online Health and Mental Health Counselling in the time of COVID-19

Important Announcement

Please read carefully the attached portion on Frequently Asked Question on Emotional and Mental health concerns and issues during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mental Health Self Administered Instrument

The PHQ9 is self-administered instrument that assesses mental health status, scoring each of the 9 DSM-IV criteria as “0” (Not at all) to “3” (Nearly every day) as given below (Spitzer et.al., 1999). Your participation is voluntary, you may take your own decision to take part by ticking the appropriate response buttons, that would help you in understanding your need for mental health help.

We assure you that all information shared here will not be shared with others. Confidentiality and anonymity of this service is assured. However, there are certain limitations to confidentiality during instances: 1. of harm to self/others; 2. when there are indications of abuse of any form.

Please select the appropriate response

Please tick in the below mentioned items based on the code given below:

  • 0 = Not at all,
  • 1 = Several days,
  • 2 = More than half the day,
  • 3 = Nearly every day
  • 1.
  • Little interest or pleasure in doing things
  • 2.
  • Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
  • 3.
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
  • 4.
  • Feeling tired or having little energy
  • 5.
  • Poor appetite or overeating
  • 6.
  • Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
  • 7.
  • Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
  • 8.
  • Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite- being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
  • 9.
  • Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way