Info Meeting: How to Care for Someone Just Stabilized After A Mental Health Crisis
Featuring: Melissa Powers, Behavioral Health Unit Director, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
Date: Tuesday, February 12th, 6-7:30 PM
Melissa Powers RN, M.Ed. is a caregiver to her elderly father who has suffered with chronic mental illness since childhood. She first entered the mental health field as an outpatient case manager for a community mental health center and has held roles as a crisis counselor, outpatient therapist, and direct care psychiatric nurse.
After 4 years as a direct care nurse in the Behavioral Health inpatient unit at CSV she has accepted the role of Clinical Manager. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field but values her role as caregiver as the most meaningful to her learning experience.