Prison mental health screening tools: Choices and sensitivity

David Dietzel, John Synnott, Maria Ioannou

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Mental illness in a critical issue in prisons, and according a report published by the Prison Reform Trust for this year’s mental health awareness week (PRF, 2017), it is worsening. The figures indicate that 49% of women and 23% of men in UK prisons suffer from both anxiety and depression (general population rate: 15%); while 25% of female and 15% of male prisoners exhibit symptoms indicative of psychosis (general population rate: 4%). Even more alarmingly, self-harm in UK prisons reached a record high of 40,161 (up 7,848 from 2015), and the suicide rate has doubled since 2013, with 113 deaths in 2016.
LanguageEnglish
Pages26-29
Number of pages4
JournalAssessment & Development Matters
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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Prison mental health screening tools : Choices and sensitivity. / Dietzel, David; Synnott, John; Ioannou, Maria.

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