The Self-Stigma Of Seeking Psychology Help (SSOSH) scale is free for use for research purposes. To download the original or translated versions of the scale please click on the links below:

Self-Stigma of Seeking Help (SSOSH) scale (by Vogel, Wade, & Haake, 2006)


Albanian Version (translated by Esheref Haxhiu)

Arabic Version (translated by Fatima Rashed Al-Darmaki)

Chinese Versions (translated by Hsin-Ya Liao and Winnie W. Mak)

French Version (Translated by Pascale Aribaud)

German Version (translated by Agata Drabek)

Greek Version I (translated by Elli Kouvaraki)

Greek Version II (translated by Sotiropoulou Ifigeneia)

Hungarian Version (translated by Erika Batki)

Italian Version (translated by Aimone Pignattelli)

Japanese Version (translated by Moe Ina)

Malaysian Version (translated by Nurhafizah Yaacob)

Portugese Version (translated by Marta Gonçalves)

Romanian Version (translated by Alina Zlati)

Spanish Version (translated by Francisco Collazos Sanchez)

Turkish Version (translated by Nursel Topkaya)

Lithuanian Version (translated by Dalia Nasvytiene)


Other Versions of the Scale:

Self-Stigma of Academic Help-Seeking (adapted by Greta Winograd)

Self-Stigma of Group Counseling (adapted by Zipora Schechtman)

Military Stigma Scale (by Skopp, Bush, Vogel, Wade, Sirotin, McCann, & Metzger-Abamukong)

Military Stigma Scale Romanian Version (by Maria Magdalena Macarenco)

Turkish Reanalysis of Original 45 Items (Translated & analyzed by Sevgi Sezer and Fatih Kezer)

Portugese Version adapted for children (translated and adapted by Marta Gonçalves)


Related Help-Seeking Scales: 

Perception of Stigmatization by Others for Seeking Help (PSOSH; Vogel, Wade, & Ascheman, 2009)

PSOSH Chinese Version (translated by Winnie W. Mak)

Disclosure Expectations Scale (DES; Vogel & Wester, 2003)


If you have translated or adapted the scale and would like to have the version listed on this site, please contact Dr. David Vogel at