Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner on Border Mental Health Care

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vkfjv-92234e

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 jmedina@borderlandhealth.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.*

Published by ThroughTheEyesOfaTherapist

Mental health clinician, advocate, boxer, drummer, healer. Podcaster, blogger and creative spirit. Cristal Martinez Acosta has been working as a therapist within the border community of El Paso, Texas since 2011. Cristal is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Then she attended New Mexico State University (CACREP accredited), where she received a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance with a 4.0 GPA. She has experience working with youth and adults who have been affected by traumatic events. Her areas of interest are childhood abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, high-risk youth, depression, Reality Therapy, and immigration issues. She is certified in both Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy and trained in EMDR.

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