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Trauma Test

A trauma screening tool developed by mental health professionals and the DSM-5 to assess the severity of your symptoms and lets you know if it is time to seek mental health treatment.

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How Scoring Works

This trauma quiz questionnaire helps assess symptoms of trauma through a series of targeted questions. The purpose is to provide a preliminary evaluation of your mental health related to traumatic experiences.

Trauma is evaluated using criteria from the DSM, examining symptoms such as re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance, hyperarousal, and changes in mood or cognition.

The test scores responses to indicate the presence and severity of trauma-related symptoms. The results of this quiz are confidential, and we will never divulge any health information.

Disclaimer: While useful for initial assessment, this test is not a diagnostic tool, it is still important to seek a diagnosis from a mental health professional. If the test indicates significant trauma-related symptoms, immediate help from mental health services or crisis hotlines is crucial. Please self-report any severe distress or safety concerns.

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Sandstone Care provides age-specific, individualized treatment for teens, young adults, and adults with trauma and other mental health conditions.

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Age-Specific Care
Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that you face at your specific stage of life.

Evidence-Based Therapy
Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes
Small Group Sizes

You are more than a number, which is why we provide an intimate setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans
Individualized Treatment Plans

No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.

Academic and Vocational Support
Academic and Vocational Support

We want you to get the most out of life, which means feeling your best in the classroom or at your job.

The Family Component
The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

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Symptoms of Trauma

The symptoms below may help you self-assess and recognize any developing mental health issues. Those experiencing prolonged symptoms of trauma may be at an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder.

Victims can demonstrate any of the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Emotional volatility or numbness
  • Irritability, anger, shame, or guilt
  • Inability to trust others
  • Loss of concentration
  • Nightmares
  • Isolation
  • Grief or depression
  • Flashbacks

If symptoms become serious or prolonged, the best course of action is to seek professional health care treatment with a clinician to improve your well-being.

Causes of Trauma

What kinds of events lead to trauma?

The following traumatic experiences frequently require treatment to be able to recover:




Car accidents and other types of serious accidents that jeopardize your physical health can cause major trauma.


A robbery, assault, active shooter situation or witnessing a violent event like domestic violence can cause trauma.

Natural Disasters

Fires, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and similar stressors bring on traumatic effects.

Sudden Loss of a Loved One

No one is ready for the unexpected death of a friend or family member; the recovery from these kinds of events can take years.

Sexual Assault or Abuse

Rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse are major traumatic events.

Major Injuries or Other Health Problems

The news that you or a loved one has a life-threatening medical condition can be traumatizing, especially so when you are the caregiver.

Military Combat

Individuals who have seen combat in the military often struggle with recovery from trauma.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Events such as emotional or physical abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction during childhood can lead to significant childhood trauma, often resulting in long-term emotional and psychological issues.

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Trauma Treatment

Trauma bonding is usually treated through trauma-informed therapy.

Trauma therapy usually involves three main steps:

  1. Creating a safety plan
  2. Work on stress-managing strategies and ways to process trauma
  3. Work together with a therapist to rebuild self-esteem and practice new life skills

Therapy can help a person process their experiences, learn how to cope, restructure negative thoughts and feelings, and help a person apply new strategies in their everyday life.

It is important to find a therapy that works for you and your needs. What works for one person may not work for another.

Find Trauma Treatment Near You

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Virginia Beach Mental Health Center

5040 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462

(757) 585-3518
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Mental Health Richmond VA

4880 Sadler Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia, 23060

(804) 494-6144
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health

Tinley Park Mental Health Center

16325 S Harlem Ave #260, Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477

(708) 905-2509
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health

Naperville Mental Health

8140 S. Cass Ave Suite B, Darien, Illinois, 60561

(331) 246-1162
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health