Reasons for assessing mental health
There are a number of legal and medical reasons why someone may be asked to undergo a mental health evaluations. Sometimes, clients may ask for an assessment of their own mental health.
For example, mental health evaluations are part of the process of applying to have a pet recognized as an emotional support animal. This designation allows the animal to go places it would not normally be allowed. A client may also bring a mental health evaluation to their employer or school to ask for a reasonable accommodations.
Other times, a judge orders a mental health evaluation, such as when someone is convicted of driving under the influence. A therapist may recommend treatment, and the court may order the driver to attend a certain amount of counseling.
Mental health evaluations may be involved in other legal matters such as fitness to stand trial. They can also appear in custody disputes. However, judges rule on these on a case-by-case basis.
A doctor may order a mental health assessment as part of an overall health assessment or to determine whether a client qualifies for certain medical procedures or is a viable candidate for organ transplant.
After a mental health incident, an employer may request a mental health assessment to determine whether a worker is fit to return to their job, especially if he or she present a possible safety hazard.
Contact the MindSol Wellness Center for a professional mental health evaluation in Sarasota, FL
Our staff is licensed and able to perform mental health assessments for legal, medical, and other reasons. We also provide counseling for many of the issues discussed in evaluations.
The exact nature of the assessment will depend on how it will be used. If you have a question about the process or would like to schedule an assessment, please call our Sarasota, FL office at (941) 256-3725, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out a contact form.