Southside, Richmond, Virginia


Young Adult with Major Depressive Disorder and Suicidal Ideation

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About the Client:
We are a deeply concerned and dedicated family committed to the mental health and well-being of our 30-year-old family member, who is struggling with major depressive disorder and severe depressive symptoms, including suicidal ideation. Our primary focus is to ensure her safety, provide intensive therapeutic support, and help her on the path to recovery.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in mental health care to provide comprehensive support for our loved one. This project involves implementing intensive therapy, conducting thorough psychiatric evaluations, and developing and maintaining a robust safety plan to address her acute mental health needs.


– **Intensive Therapy:**
– Facilitate access to intensive individual therapy sessions, focusing on evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or other appropriate modalities.
– Monitor her progress in therapy, providing regular feedback to her psychiatrist and adjusting treatment plans as necessary.
– Offer additional support through group therapy or family therapy sessions to enhance the therapeutic process.

– **Psychiatric Evaluation:**
– Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations to assess the severity of her depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation.
– Collaborate with her psychiatrist to develop and adjust her medication regimen, ensuring it is tailored to her needs and monitoring for efficacy and side effects.
– Provide regular follow-up evaluations to track her progress and make necessary adjustments to her treatment plan.

– **Safety Planning:**
– Develop a detailed and personalized safety plan, outlining specific steps and resources to prevent self-harm and ensure her safety during crises.
– Implement constant monitoring and support during high-risk periods, including potential hospitalization if necessary to stabilize her condition.
– Educate the family on recognizing warning signs of suicidal ideation and how to respond effectively.

– **Symptom Monitoring and Management:**
– Regularly assess her mood, behavior, and overall mental health, keeping detailed records of her symptoms and any changes.
– Provide strategies and interventions to manage acute depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts.
– Encourage and support engagement in activities that promote mental well-being, such as exercise, mindfulness, and social interaction.

– **Family Education and Support:**
– Educate the family on major depressive disorder, its symptoms, and the importance of their role in her recovery.
– Offer guidance on how to provide emotional support and create a safe and supportive home environment.
– Facilitate family meetings to discuss her progress, address concerns, and ensure everyone is aligned with the treatment plan.

– **Interdisciplinary Collaboration:**
– Collaborate closely with her healthcare team, including her psychiatrist, therapist, and primary care provider, to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care.
– Facilitate communication among all team members to keep everyone informed of her condition and treatment progress.
– Assist in scheduling and attending appointments, ensuring continuity of care.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in psychiatric nursing and mental health care, with a focus on managing major depressive disorder and suicidal ideation.
– Proficiency in conducting psychiatric evaluations, managing medication regimens, and implementing intensive therapy plans.
– Experience in developing and maintaining safety plans for individuals at risk of self-harm.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong understanding of major depressive disorder and evidence-based treatment approaches.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering trust and collaboration with the patient and family.
– Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, ensuring coordinated and comprehensive care.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassionate and empathetic approach, dedicated to improving the mental health and safety of our family member.
– Sensitivity to the challenges faced by individuals with severe depression and their families.
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail in managing complex mental health needs.

Patient Case:

**Management of Major Depressive Disorder with Suicidal Ideation**

– **Patient:** 30-year-old female
– **Condition:** Major depressive disorder with severe depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation.
– **Needs:** Comprehensive support including intensive therapy, psychiatric evaluation, and safety planning to address acute mental health needs and ensure her safety and recovery.

The goal is to provide a structured and supportive environment that addresses her acute mental health needs, promotes her safety, and aids in her recovery journey through coordinated and compassionate care.


Total Budget: $328,609.44