Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Young Adult with Major Depressive Disorder and Suicidal Ideation

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About the Client:
We are deeply concerned for our 30-year-old family member who is grappling with major depressive disorder. Their symptoms have escalated to severe levels, including recurrent suicidal thoughts, necessitating urgent intervention. Our primary objective is to ensure their immediate safety, stabilize their mood, and provide intensive support to manage their condition effectively.

Project Overview:
We are urgently seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in crisis intervention and mental health to provide comprehensive support for our loved one. This project entails immediate crisis intervention, medication adjustment, and intensive therapy to stabilize their mood, alleviate severe depressive symptoms, and ensure their safety.


– **Crisis Intervention:**
– Conduct an immediate assessment of their current mental health status, including the severity of depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation.
– Implement crisis intervention techniques to address immediate safety concerns and prevent self-harm or suicide attempts.
– Collaborate with mental health professionals and emergency services to ensure a coordinated response and access to appropriate levels of care.

– **Medication Adjustment:**
– Review their current medication regimen and assess its effectiveness in managing depressive symptoms.
– Consult with a psychiatrist to make timely adjustments to their medication, including dosage changes or adding adjunctive therapies, to stabilize mood and alleviate severe symptoms.
– Monitor their response to medication adjustments closely and provide ongoing evaluation to optimize treatment outcomes.

– **Intensive Therapy:**
– Initiate intensive therapy sessions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or psychodynamic therapy, to address underlying issues contributing to their depressive disorder.
– Focus on developing coping skills, emotion regulation techniques, and relapse prevention strategies to enhance their resilience and coping abilities.
– Provide a safe and supportive therapeutic environment to facilitate open communication, exploration of feelings, and processing of traumatic experiences or triggers.

– **Safety Planning:**
– Collaborate with the individual and their support system to develop a comprehensive safety plan to mitigate the risk of self-harm or suicidal behavior during periods of heightened distress.
– Identify triggers, warning signs, and coping strategies to manage suicidal ideation and crises effectively.
– Ensure that the safety plan is easily accessible and communicated to relevant caregivers and emergency contacts for immediate support.

– **Follow-Up and Monitoring:**
– Schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor their progress, evaluate treatment response, and adjust the care plan as needed.
– Conduct frequent risk assessments to assess suicidal ideation and monitor for any changes in mental health status or medication side effects.
– Maintain ongoing communication with their healthcare team, family members, and other support networks to ensure continuity of care and address emerging needs or concerns.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in psychiatric nursing and crisis intervention.
– Proficiency in managing severe depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and psychiatric emergencies.
– Experience in collaborating with psychiatrists and mental health professionals to deliver comprehensive care.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong understanding of major depressive disorder, suicide risk assessment, and evidence-based interventions for crisis stabilization.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport and build trust with individuals experiencing severe mental health crises.
– Ability to remain calm under pressure, make rapid clinical judgments, and implement appropriate interventions to ensure the safety and well-being of the individual.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassionate and empathetic approach, dedicated to providing nonjudgmental support and advocacy for individuals struggling with mental illness.
– Resilience and adaptability to work in high-stress environments and respond effectively to unpredictable situations.
– Commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated on best practices in psychiatric nursing and crisis intervention.

Patient Case:

**Crisis Intervention and Stabilization for a 30-year-old Adult with Major Depressive Disorder**

– **Patient:** 30-year-old adult
– **Condition:** Major depressive disorder with severe depressive symptoms and recurrent suicidal ideation, requiring crisis intervention, medication adjustment, and intensive therapy to stabilize mood and ensure safety.

The immediate goal is to provide urgent support and stabilization to address their severe depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, ensuring their safety and well-being while initiating a comprehensive treatment plan to promote long-term recovery and mental health stability through coordinated and compassionate care.


Total Budget: $343,893.60