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Mental Health Nurse


With increasing competition around the globe, there are a number of people suffering from mental illness as well as they are getting prone to depression. The hectic lifestyle and bad eating habits have made them suffer from mental illness. There are numerous people around the globe who are suffering from various types of mental illness.

To help the people recover from mental illness there is a requirement of mental health nurses who can help you to recover in the shortest possible time.

As a mental health nurse, they help the patients to recover from their illness in terms with it in order to improve their well-being and quality of life. The mental health nurse plans and provide care and will encourage them to get more involved with their condition and to gain control over the mental illness.

The nurses are specialized in working with older people, groups, and children. They also serve in a specific area such as eating disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, drugs and alcohol, depression and anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. They work with psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, GPs, social workers and other health professionals.

The mental health nurses have a different role to play in different capacities.

Some of them are mentioned below:-

  • Community healthcare centers

  • Hospital outpatients departments

  • Specialist units

  • Secure residential units.

  • Homes

The Responsibilities of Mental health Nurse are mentioned below:-

  • Counseling with the patients about their problems and discuss the best way to plan and deliver their care.

  • Build healthy relationships with patients to trust themselves, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns.

  • Be assured about the correct administration of medication, including injections, and monitor the results of treatment.

  • Address the concern of the distressed patients in a non-threatening manner and attempt to understand the source of their discomfort.

  • Help patients manage their emotions through de-escalation techniques.

The increasing number of people suffering from mental illness requires a large number of mental health nurses so that the patient’s cam recover from their mental illness and enjoy a healthy life.