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what is mental health nursing care?

Mental health is a crucial condition that needs proper care and treatment. One of the ways to help people dealing with mental health issues is to seek experienced nursing care. Mental health nursing care involves assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric problems. 

During primary care, mental health nurse works with the doctor to evaluate the progress and effects of the treatment as well.

who needs it?

Mental health nursing care is often advised in a complex situation where the patient needs constant support and safety. In some cases, people at risk of developing mental health issues can also avail the services of mental health nurses. 

Some of the people who need mental health nursing care may have the following psychiatric issues: 

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Phobias
  • Personality disorder
  • Major depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Panic disorder

These conditions may be caused by traumatic experiences, genetic predisposition, or excessive stress. If not treated well, these mental health conditions can affect a person’s day-to-day life and this is where mental health nursing care becomes important. 

benefits of mental health nursing care

Not many know but benefits of mental health nursing care are diverse. From getting an in-house assessment of the mental illness to finding a compassionate person who helps you through the difficult emotional times, a mental health nurse help in meeting all the challenges you can face due to psychiatric issues. Here are some of those benefits: 

  • Offer a proper mental health nursing care plan for effective treatment
  • Help in understanding the mental condition better and adopting strategic ways to deal with it
  • Connect you with knowledgeable mental health professionals and link you with community groups as well
  • Assess the situation regularly to track the progress of the condition
  • Make sure you get proper diet and nutrition and focus on overall health since people with mental illness are prone to developing physical illnesses as well
  • Encourage in improving self-esteem and help in handing extreme emotions like anger and frustration
  • Help in building better and healthy relationships through counselling
  • Support in times of emotional outbursts and instill hope

role of mental health nurse

A mental health nurse’s role varies from patient to patient. However, there are some basic roles and responsibilities that he/she has to follow. Some of them are listed below: 

  • A mental health nurse plays a key role in evaluating the mental health needs of the patients.
  • A mental health nurse also encourages the patient to express feelings and help them in handling their anger and frustration. 
  • The nurse also helps in developing the nursing care plan for mental health patients.
  • Coordination with families and doctors is also a vital role of mental health nurses. 
  • He/she also administers the medications while ensuring that the patient sticks to the treatment plan. 
  • Other than taking care of the medical needs, mental health nursing care also focuses on providing personal care and mental support to the patient and their families as well.
  • An experienced mental health nurse also provides psychotherapy services as advised by the doctors. 

When planning to avail in-home nursing care for mental health patients, it is essential to look for trained and certified healthcare professionals. This will make sure you get the proper care and get a speedy recovery.  

how portea helps?

Though mental health nursing care is now available across the country but finding the right one can be a task. However, we at Portea, make sure that you get world-class care with compassion. With our comprehensive team of female and male nurses, we aim to bring the best nursing care to your home. Here are some ways we can help you: 

  • We offer in-house mental health nursing care to give you the needed medical attention in the comfort of your home. 
  • We provide affordable healthcare to make sure you get timely treatment.
  • You can book the mental health care sessions at your convenience. Just give us a call and will help you right away. 
  • Our trained mental health care nurses are compassionate towards the patient and also make sure to emotionally bond with the family. 
  • The nurses are also trained in improving self-esteem while guiding patients toward socially appropriate behaviour.


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Mr. Raj Shekhar

Age 32, Chennai

My father had a surgery and required regular healthcare services. Portea has greatly helped him with their in-home healthcare services.

I would like to thank you for the nursing services arranged during the last 10 days. Appreciate your help. I would like to mention Antony (Nursing co-coordinator) for the excellent support and help.

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for taking care of my senior citizen parents and a physically challenged sister in Lucknow at this hour of need when the existing caretaker left in the middle of lockdown ..within a day the arrangements were made can’t thank you enough! #inthistogether