Oct 23, 2022
In the introduction to this episode, I mention the financial bum
rush of companies providing mental health apps to clients, patients
Still working on that tact thing.
There is a small but growing segment of entrepreneurs that see
gold in them there mental health hills.
Some of those entrepreneurs have honest intentions about
making mental health accessible. They have hired psychologists and
psychiatrists to help shape their product.
Others vendors are more focused on building chat bots that
provide rote services that can be sold to businesses.
Probably as a checkbox for saying "Hey, we have provided this
mental health gizmo, saves you money and that will allow you as
business person to give us money. Win-Win."
But sometimes, you need a living licensed professional that
will meet with you and your problems.
HMO doctors ain't got the time or the training for that kind
Psychologists will talk to you but cannot provide medication
treatment or management.
Psychiatrists are in short supply. Many are ageing out of the
profession. Those that haven't are either booked solid or priced
out of the range of most people.
There is another option. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. That
is the topics of this episode.
In the episode, I mentioned that I was going to post an image
or maybe a video about accessing the two psychiatric nurse search
I'll figure something out.
If you need support contact the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the
Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to
The Myth of Normal, Trauma, Illness & Healing in A Toxic
Culture by Gabor Mate, M.D. with Daniel Mate. Published by Avery
Books, an imprint of Penguin Random
I also recommend that you check out a video that he talks a
bit more about the myth of normal
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners web site has a
Find a Nurse Practitioner
search engine for those
Psychology Today has a therapist search engine
. It also is a little fiddly
but you can use it to locate psychiatric nurse practitioners.
Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and
do not constitute endorsements.
Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with
questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health
This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational
purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a
substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical
advice, diagnosis, or treatment.