I personally have a decade of Psychiatric Emergency Nursing experience in the pediatric & adult client populations. I have worked with DHS on several occasions in the ED. Additionally, as a double major in 1996, graduating with a BS in Nursing & a BA in Psychology, I consider this area as one of my strongest areas of expertise. What works so well about this website for this client population, particularly Skype & Chat RN, is that, in most cases, it is extremely difficult for these clients to make, and/or keep, outpatient appointments. Heck, for some of these people, it’s a challenge just to get out of bed in the morning! As well, many Psychiatric conditions are associated with Paranoia and Agoraphobia.
So having the option for 24/7 Online Counseling is much more comforting & realistic, and much less frightening, for these clients … Thus promoting Compliance. Even more importantly, these are the patients that are most at risk of falling through the many cracks in the Healthcare system. With a compromised ability to define & communicate their needs, limited coping skills, as well as a limited ability to reach out for help: These clients are at high risk, without treatment, of hurting themselves or others, or turning to alcohol or other substances as a way of self-medicating, making them at risk for Overdose & Suicide.
These clients are embarrassed, guilty, and in our small state, afraid of being seen by the community seeking treatment. There are a lot of people in RI that are in need of Counseling and/or Therapy. Examples include: Drug & Alcohol abuse, Managing & monitoring withdrawal, Domestic violence, Children rebelling against parents that are overwhelmed & out of resources. Depression hits all age groups.
From my decade of ER nursing, I know about Addiction & Withdrawal, physically & psychologically & I am here to Support & Educate you and your family. I consider myself an expert on maintaining Safety, assessing Risk & initiating the proper Precautions and Interventions to keep my clients safe in all circumstances. Because of my formal education, I can relate to this population as having a legitimate problem, and thus needing treatment from a non-judgmental practitioner who treats them with dignity & respect. Services offered include:
24/7 Psychiatric & Dementia RN Crisis Intervention, Safety Evaluations & Skype RN Services. 24/7 On call for Domestic Violence, Rape & Suicide Support. Please call me. I’m here to help.