Living and practicing on the US/Mexico border can present unique challenges to mental health practicioners. We combat stigma, myths, strong cultural norms, biases, and lack of resources on a daily basis.
Jorge Medina, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, treats patients with severe mental illness in prison and is qualified to treat children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
In this conversation we explore special issues related to mental health practice in the borderland. In this episode, you will also hear about common misconceptions about self-medication and psychopharmacology.
If you have been interested in seeing a psychiatrist or a person who can prescribe medication to yourself or a family member, this is the episode is for you!
To contact Jorge Medina, FPMHNP, you may write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org and as always, you can reach me at:
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*Information on this podcast is for informational/entertainment purposes only. You should always seek the help/advice of your personal mental health care professional or doctor.*