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What the results mean: The DASS-21 quantifies distress along the dimensions of depression, anxiety, and stress. It does not give a clinical diagnosis. Depression and anxiety have ranges of severity and the DASS-21 describes these ranges. For example, someone scoring a “mild” result has more symptoms than is average in the population but is probably still below the typical severity of someone seeking help (i.e. “mild” does not mean a mild level of disorder).
If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.8255. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room. Employee and Family Resources (EFR) is also available at 800-327-4692.
Student Assistance Program (SAP) & Outpatient Counseling
Maddox*, an elementary-aged student, struggled with anger outbursts, physical aggression, and difficulties with problem-solving. After spending years off-and-on in therapy seeking treatment with various providers only to remark that “none seemed to want to listen,” Maddox’s parents sought SAP services through their district.
Today, Maddox is completing his SAP sessions and moving towards outpatient counseling. He has reduced his anger outbursts and has learned skills to help him successfully navigate challenging days.