Identify the levels of prevention of mental illness.
Describe potential interventions for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of mental health problems.
1. Jim is a 10-year-old student in elementary school. The teacher is concerned that Jim may need psychological counseling and possibly psychiatric care since the recent suicide of his father. Jim had formerly been an outgoing child who had excellence performance in schoolwork. Jim is now withdrawn, does not socialize, and is doing poor work in school. Jim’s mother has not responded to a call from the teacher to come to school for a conference to explore ways to help Jim. The teacher consults the school nurse for assistance.
(Learning Objectives: 1, 2)
- Identify how the school nurse can help Jim and his family in the prevention of mental illness. Discuss each level of prevention in your answer.