Online mental health tests create self-awareness, but are not precise enough to be used as a diagnostic tool, notes Mental Health America. Professional mental health screenings evaluate mental health symptoms. Individuals are encouraged to share their results with a healthcare provider for diagnosis and care.
Screening for Mental Health Incorporated is a non-profit organization offering programs to identify symptoms of mental health illness, reports Mental Health Minnesota. The tests recommend individuals have a professional evaluation for an accurate diagnosis. SMH programs are available online and used by hospitals, mental health centers and social service agencies. These screenings help individuals to recognize signs of depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.