Surfside, Nantucket, Massachusetts

$500.00

Young Adult with Major Depressive Disorder and Self-Harm Behavior

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Description

About the Client:
We are a compassionate and dedicated nursing team committed to providing specialized care for our young adult client diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and engaging in self-harm behavior. Our primary goal is to support the client in addressing underlying issues, promoting healthier coping mechanisms, and improving overall mental health and well-being.

Project Overview:
We are seeking skilled and empathetic nurses to join our team in providing comprehensive care for our young adult client with major depressive disorder. This project involves collaborating with mental health professionals, including therapists, psychiatrists, and social workers, to deliver intensive therapy, medication management, and safety planning interventions to address self-harm behavior and promote recovery.

Responsibilities:

Conduct thorough assessments to evaluate the client’s mental health status, including depression severity, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behavior.
Collaborate with mental health professionals to develop individualized treatment plans tailored to the client’s needs, goals, and preferences.
Implement evidence-based therapy techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing, to address underlying issues, improve coping skills, and promote recovery.
Administer psychotropic medications as prescribed by psychiatrists, monitoring for therapeutic effects and side effects, and providing education to the client and family members about medication compliance and management.
Develop safety plans in collaboration with the client, identifying triggers, warning signs, and coping strategies to prevent self-harm behavior and manage crises effectively.
Monitor the client’s mental health status, including mood changes, suicidal ideation, and self-harm incidents, and document observations to inform treatment planning and intervention strategies.
Provide ongoing support and encouragement to the client, fostering a therapeutic alliance and promoting engagement in treatment and recovery efforts.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing.
Proficiency in evidence-based therapy techniques for treating major depressive disorder and self-harm behavior, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing.
Strong understanding of major depressive disorder, suicidal behavior, and self-harm risk factors, assessment tools, and safety planning strategies.
Ability to establish rapport and build therapeutic relationships with clients, demonstrating empathy, active listening, and nonjudgmental attitude.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to collaborate effectively with mental health professionals, educate clients and family members, and advocate for the client’s needs.
Flexibility and adaptability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced mental health setting, prioritizing tasks and managing crises effectively to ensure client safety and well-being.
Patient Case:

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Client: 22-year-old adult

Condition: The client is diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and engaging in self-harm behavior as a maladaptive coping mechanism. He requires comprehensive care, including intensive therapy, medication management, and safety planning interventions, to address underlying issues, promote healthier coping mechanisms, and improve overall mental health and well-being.

Care Plan:

Intensive Therapy: Implement evidence-based therapy techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing, to address underlying issues contributing to depression and self-harm behavior, improve coping skills, and promote recovery.
Medication Management: Administer psychotropic medications as prescribed by psychiatrists, monitoring for therapeutic effects and side effects, and providing education to the client and family members about medication compliance and management.
Safety Planning: Develop a safety plan in collaboration with the client, identifying triggers, warning signs, and coping strategies to prevent self-harm behavior, manage crises effectively, and access support resources during times of distress.
Crisis Intervention: Provide immediate support and intervention in crisis situations, including suicidal ideation or self-harm incidents, implementing safety protocols and coordinating emergency services as needed to ensure client safety and well-being.
Collaboration with Mental Health Team: Work closely with therapists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals to coordinate care, share information, and develop integrated treatment plans that address the client’s unique needs and goals.
Family Education and Support: Educate and involve family members in the client’s care, providing information about depression, self-harm behavior, and treatment strategies, and offering support and guidance in supporting the client’s recovery journey.

 

Total Budget: $496,735.20