Mental Health Agency
A community/public health nurse knows the resources available in his/her community. You will identify agencies or resources in your area that directly or indirectly address the mental health concerns of local citizens, and describe how the agency provides mental health support. In addition to more obvious agencies/resources, you may also consider atypical sources of mental health support, such as a food shelf, crisis pregnancy center, respite assistance, substance abuse support, places of worship, or senior resources. You are encouraged to search in your local area before looking at sites further away.
**AREA=New Jersey (CALDWELL NJ, (if nothing comes up) TRY =Verona NJ, Montclair NJ, Cedar Grove NJ **
You should create a table similar to the one provided by the instructor (available on thePoint) or use spreadsheet software.
You should identify and investigate 5 agencies or resources in your area that directly or indirectly address the mental health concerns of local citizens.
You should fill in all the cells in the table/spreadsheet by referring to the information in the left-hand cell of each row. You should plan on covering the following:
Name of Agency or Resource; Contact information, URL
What is the mission/vision of this agency/resource?
Services provided by this agency/resource
Eligibility requirements (e.g., only by referral, only if already diagnosed, walk-in/open access)
Ages served; age limitations
Cost: e.g. free, set charge, fee-for-service, sliding fee scale, accepts insurance
Apply the levels of prevention regarding mental health issues addressed by the services of this agency. (i.e. which levels are addressed; give examples of services at each level addressed by this agency)
Identify the wedges of the PH intervention wheel that most closely relate to the services provided by this agency/resource.
How does/can public health nursing contribute to, or collaborate with, this agency’s mission?
How does this agency contribute to the overall mental health/wellness of your community?
How does this agency integrate cultural and/or spiritual care into the services provided?
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