|Title||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|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Hirdes 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|
|Edition||Version 9.3, Standard Edition|
|Number of Pages||42|
|Call Number||RC469 .H57 2015|
|Keywords||Diagnosis, Mental Disorders, Needs Assessment|
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).