This very basic assessment was created to briefly assess a person’s overall mental health. Along with gathering demographic information the ten question inventory asks participants, on a scale of 0-10 to rate how they feel. The questions are very straight forward and meant to be answered in the exact moment of taking the test.
- How happy are you?
- How would you rate your anxiety level?
- How do you feel about your current thoughts?
- How do you feel about your future?
- How much value do you have?
- How grateful are you?
- How would you rate your energy level?
- How motivated are you?
- How clear is your mind?
- How is your self confidence?
- Bonus question (scored independently) How awesome do you feel?
The test is self-report and incredibly brief. While there may be some issues with this measure it is designed to be accessible to all people, easy to understand, and provide a very basic idea of present mental health functioning, happiness, stress, and self-worth.
The FAM is for people to easily understand their mental health at this exact moment. The test was created during a Health Psychology class at Colorado Mountain College. The students worked together to figure out the very basic components of mental health functioning.
Each question is specifically designed to assess a fundamental component of mental health. While there are areas that may be slightly neglected, overall the FAM does an adequate job of measuring the major elements of mental health (happiness/depression, anxiety/relaxation, self confidence/worth, clarity of mind, energy and motivation). Much briefer than more established tests, like the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress inventory this test is designed to be brief and most importantly accessible to all people interested in using it to better understand their own mental health.
This measurement is used in junction with the Being Awesome Mental Health Project. Participants take the pre test, go do some sort of awesome activity, then take the post-test. Results from pre to post test are then compared to understand any sort of changes that have occurred.
To read more about the Being Awesome Mental Health project click here, or start the survey below and follow the directions.