School-Based Anxiety and Mental Health Coaching Statistics

GAD-7 Results

The following are the average scores for students using the GAD-7. The GAD-7 is a scale that is commonly used to give an idea of how severe a person is experiencing anxiety based on their answers. Typically, they are scaled using the following: 

0-4 = Minimal Anxiety 

5-9 = Mild Anxiety 

10-14 = Moderate Anxiety 

15-21= Severe Anxiety

During the 2020-2021 school year, We R H.O.P.E. served 48 students in total that received two GAD-7 surveys. On average, students began with a score of 9.8 on the first GAD-7 that they took at the beginning of their coaching sessions and finished with a 6.0 on the last GAD-7 administered after their last coaching session.

CESDR

The questions do not officially determine or diagnose a student/person with depression. They are used as a guide. Some ways to help guide these symptoms/numbers are: 

  • Meets criteria for Major depressive episode: Anhedonia or dysphoria nearly every day for the past two weeks, plus symptoms in an additional 4 DSM symptom groups noted as occurring nearly every day for the past two weeks. 
  • Probable major depressive episode: Anhedonia or dysphoria nearly every day for the past two weeks, plus symptoms in an additional 3 DSM symptom groups reported as occurring either nearly every day for the past two weeks, or 5-7 days in the past week; 
  • Possible major depressive episode: Anhedonia or dysphoria nearly every day for the past two weeks, plus symptoms in an additional 2 other DSM symptom groups reported as occurring either nearly every day for the past two weeks, or 5-7 days in the past week. 
  • Subthreshold depression symptoms: People who have a CESD-style score of at least 16 but do not meet above criteria. 
  • No clinical significance: People who have a total CESD-style score less than 16 across all 20 questions. 

During 2020-2021, We R H.O.P.E. served 48 students in total that received two CESD-R surveys. On average, students began with a score of 28 on the first CESD-R that they took at the beginning of their coaching sessions and finished with a 24.8 on the last CESD-R administered after their last coaching session.

2021 Upper Valley Youth Wellness Retreat Statistics

GAD-7

During the 2021 Upper Valley Youth Wellness Retreat in July, We R H.O.P.E. surveyed 30 participants using the GAD-7. On average, retreat participants began with a score of 9.4 on the first GAD-7 that they took at the beginning of the retreat and finished with a score of 7.8 on the last GAD-7 administered at the end of the retreat.