Many people entering correctional facilities have multiple risk factors that place them at higher risk for life-threatening illnesses. It is imperative that health care professionals who conduct mental health intake screenings receive the proper training so that they ask the right questions to gain clinically relevant information. This will aid in continuity of care and lead to more positive clinical outcomes.
- Identify the components of the mental health intake screening
- Demonstrate how to complete an intake mental health screening
- Discuss follow-up interventions when a patient reports a history of mental illness