interRAI Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) Assessment Form and User’s Manual: A Screening Level Assessment for Use by Police Officers and Other Front-line Service Providers

TitleinterRAI Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) Assessment Form and User’s Manual: A Screening Level Assessment for Use by Police Officers and Other Front-line Service Providers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHirdes JP, Hoffman R, Brown GP, Barbaree H, Curtin-Telegdi N, Morris JN, Berg K, Björkgren M, Declercq A, Finne-Soveri H, Fries BE, Frijters D, Gray L, Head MJ, Henrard J-C, James ML, Ljunggren G, Martin L, Meehan B, Smith TF, Steel K, Stewart SL, Szczerbińska K, Topinková E
EditionVersion 9.3, Standard Edition
Number of Pages42
PublisherinterRAI
CityWashington, DC
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number978-1-62255-036-4
Call NumberRC469 .H57 2015
KeywordsDiagnosis, Mental Disorders, Needs Assessment
Abstract

The interRAI Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) is based on and intended to complement the interRAI Mental Health (MH) Assessment System for In-Patient Psychiatry, the interRAI Community Mental Health (CMH) Assessment System, and the interRAI Emergency Screener for Psychiatry (ESP).The interRAI BMHS was developed to assist front-line police officers and community service providers to identify and respond to persons with mental health concerns. It is designed as a brief screener only, with two versions of the form. The interRAI BMHS-Police is intended for use by front-line police officers and the interRAI BMHS-General is designed for use by community organizations (for example, neighborhood outreach programs, emergency medical services).