Managing Arthritis

Mental health and arthritis quiz

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Did you know that Canadians with arthritis are nearly twice as likely to have a mood disorder like depression compared to those without it?  

Coping with symptoms like chronic debilitating pain, immobilizing inflammation and fatigue, as well as the social and economic impact of arthritis on your life, may cause or contribute to stress, anxiety and depression. 

Taking proactive steps to support your mental health can help you manage arthritis and improve your overall well-being. 

Take our mental health quiz to monitor your mental wellness and find out if you may benefit from additional resources or talking with professionals.


Select which answer more accurately reflects your feelings.

To learn more about types of mental health services available and whether they are covered by government health plans, visit our mental health page.


The following quiz has been adapted from the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Meter and Princeton University’s UMatter Wellness Self-Assessment. It is not a scientific test and is intended for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional advice. If you require mental health advice or are having a hard time coping, please contact your doctor or a qualified mental healthcare professional.

If you are going through a tough time, consider talking to a counsellor, free of charge.

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, you can contact the Canada-wide Suicide Crisis Helpline at 9-8-8, a crisis line in your region, or dial 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency.

The information provided in this quiz is not collected by Arthritis Society Canada or any other third-party and will not be used beyond the purpose of providing its results.