- Five Warning Signs of Mental Illness
Five Warning Signs of Mental Illness
Area: General knowledge about assessment of mental health needs
The following article has a multi-functionality, as it can used for: -Training purposes (assessment tool), as a part of an activity, or as an assessment tool.-Training purposes (article). The article is important to be discussed with the team with a training context, in order to the patient be aware of terms such as DSM, PHQ, depression disorders, warning signs of mental illness, diagnostic criteria, etc. -Theoretical purposes, as it is a scientific approved tool (PHQ) for assessing the mental health disorders, and especially the warning Signs of Mental Illness, as it measures the frequency of depressed mood and anhedonia over the past two weeks (based on the DSM-IV depression diagnostic criteria)
new roads trmnt, Apr 13, 2018, New Roads Behavioural Health
Type of resource
Article and assessment tool for assessing the warning signs of Mental illness.
Defining the assessment of mental health needs in the context of youth work with refugees.Understanding the role of assessment as a method for developing an individual care plan for a young refugee, taking into account their mental health needs.
Assessment tool, Signs of mental health illness
Due to the fact that the terminologies are very focused on the diagnostic criteria, it is important to apply this type to psychologists, counsellors, or psychiatrists. Also, the tool should be addressed to health care professionals with specialization in counselling approach.
General comment by reviewer
The article is about introducing the learner on being aware on warning signs of mental health illness, and the assessment tool is the practical perspective of evaluating these warning signs in terms of mental illness. Both materials could be used in relevant activities as parts of the training procedures.