Screening Tools for Providers
How to Use BHPI’s Behavioral Health Screening Tools
While not intended as a diagnosis, these screening tools are designed to provide as an informal check of symptoms, which can help facilitate better conversations about mental health. Many people struggle with mental health problems, but find it difficult to address their concerns because they don’t know how to describe what they are experiencing. Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether one is experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Tests can be taken as often as desired.
How BHPI Works with practitioner’s patients
BHPI provides the following tools as a resource for patients who want to take a closer look at their mental health. It is suggested that the results are shared with practitioners and physicians as part of a larger conversation about mental health. Used appropriately as part of a broader assessment, screening tools give practitioners a common language and provide a consistent approach to testing for the presence or absence of symptoms. Mental health assessment tools are used throughout the therapeutic process to determine whether someone would benefit from seeking mental health treatment, describe and diagnose the problem, increase knowledge, insight, and understanding, and allow both client and professional to measure goals and progress during the treatment and at the end. These screens have been developed for adults. BHPI provides these tools to help empower patients to have more informed conversations about their mental health.
This tool will help you assess your use of alcohol. It has 10 questions and will take approximately 3 minutes to finish. At the end of the assessment, the tool will provide you with a score regarding your drinking habits and what this means for you. You will also be able to download information on alcohol use and its impact on your health.
This tool will help you determine if you have any depressive symptoms. It has 22 questions and will take approximately 3 – 5 minutes to finish. These questions are related to your mood and lifestyle (for example, eating, sleeping, social engagement, etc.). At the end of the assessment, the tool will provide you with a score regarding your depressive symptoms and what this means for you. You will also be able to download information on depression and its impact on your health.