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Dr. Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

University North Carolina Wilmington

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University North Carolina Wilmington
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University North Carolina Wilmington

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I am an associate professor in the School of Nursing at University of North Carolina Wilmington. I have been there for about 16 years. I completed my PhD in Nursing from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2013.  My main area of nursing expertise (24 years) is psychiatric-mental health that covers a wide spectrum of both acute and outpatient child-adolescent and adult populations. I have worked with individuals who have substance use disorders (SUDs) and their families. I am a certified clinical nurse specialist with expertise in conducting psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and young adults.  My research area and publications include: adolescent and young adult psychosocial well-being and risk-taking behaviors, parental mental illness and SUDs and the impact on psychosocial well-being of their children.  I have also done work on community interventions  for improving the physical and psychosocial wellness of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.