The role of mental health problems in threat assessments

Mental health, whether diagnoses or emotional states, play an important role when assessing any threatening behaviour. However, the mere presence of a mental health concern does not make someone dangerous. The COVID-19 lockdown has added additional complications to mental health, with financial, occupational, and relationship pressure impacting on peoples’ mental state. Additionally, many people have not continued to follow up with their mental health practitioners during the lockdown period, potentially causing relapses. This talk will look into the role of mental health in threat assessment and management in assisting professionals and organisations in coping with these situations more effectively. 

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