On the front lines of mental health. Waterloo Stories

Starting this spring, frontline officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will use a screening tool developed at Waterloo to assess mental health issues, allowing for improved transitions from police custody to hospital care. The Brief Mental Health Screener (BMHS) is a standardized, science-based assessment that will help officers better respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis and communicate more effectively with mental health professionals at the hospital. The tool was jointly developed by the OPP and Waterloo researchers working with interRAI, an international organization committed to improving care for vulnerable populations with complex needs. Source: uwaterloo.ca El instrumento de Cribaje de Salud Mental desarrollado por investigadores de la Universidad de Warteloo y de interRAI esta siendo utilizado por el Departamento de Policía de Ontario desde esta primavera.

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