Mental Health HELPS

Tips to Help Loved Ones in Treatment for Mental Health: A Conversation with Clint Peterson, APRN, of Wasatch Behavioral Health

May 13, 2022 Brandy Vega / Clint Peterson Season 1 Episode 2
Mental Health HELPS
Tips to Help Loved Ones in Treatment for Mental Health: A Conversation with Clint Peterson, APRN, of Wasatch Behavioral Health
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Clint Peterson, APRN, of Wasatch Behavioral Health sits down with Brandy Vega to discuss tips and ways people can help loved ones who are seeking treatment for a mental health illness or issue. They also discuss tips if you're seeking help for yourself. 

Intro - What is an APRN? What are other types of certifications?
Clint Peterson's Background
Mental Health Stigmas
Prevalence of Mental Health Issues and difference between between mental health issue vs. illness
Self Diagnosing, Influence of the Internet in Self Diagnosis
Tips on when to seek professional help. Plus, tips for parents on how to help a child who is struggling
Tips on how to help a loved one take their medication, particularly tips for parents
What are some common signs that someone is struggling with depression and/or suicidal ideation. Plus, ways to help someone struggling
What's the process of helping a loved one, such as a child, get help?
Shortage of Mental Health Professionals. Plus, tips for finding care
What can you do if you or someone you love is having a mental health crisis? And discussion of inpatient treatment and the stigma around it
What talking about mental health and suicide can do
More on the inpatient process
Receiving Centers - Wasatch Behavioral Health's center
Tips on talking to someone who is struggling with mental health and suicide ideation
Coping Skills and Strategies. Ways to check in with your loved one to see how they are doing.
Finding a counselor and styles of therapy
Dealing with false beliefs and doubts
Medication, Stigma, Things to consider
Teenagers and Medication
Discussion of fear and fear's role when seeking or considering treatment and fear of being stigmatized. And working through failure.
Final Thoughts