The Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale aims to measure your risk of developing a stress-related illness by counting how many significant life changes you experienced in the last year.
Each life change has a score for how stressful it tends to be. Studies have found that a high score on the scale correlates to increased risk of a stress-related illness.
However, life changes which create stress for some can relieve stress for others (for example, divorce). The scale is based on trends across populations.
The scale has 43 items and takes about 2 minutes to complete.
This assessment does not itself indicate a diagnosis. To determine any potential diagnosis, discuss your results with your doctor or a qualified mental health professional.
Your results will be anonymous.
Please read each of the events below, check the box for any event that you experienced in the last year, then click Submit. There are no right or wrong answers.
Please select the life events that you experienced in the last year.