Positions

Overview

  • I obtained my BSN as well as a minor in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1997. My Master’s degree is from Hampton University of Virginia; specific to Community and Mental Health Nursing (2006).
    I completed my PhD in Nursing at UNC- Chapel Hill in May 2013. My area of clinical expertise is in Psychiatry/Mental Health. I have been a nurse for over 25 years. I am a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022-12-01 Emergency Department–Initiated Interventions for Illicit Drug Overdose: An Integrative Review of Best PracticesJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  61:18-24. 2022-12-01
    2022-10-01 Lessons From the Field: Strategies for Success in Obtaining Grant FundingJournal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.  Epub:1-6. 2022-10-01
    2022-10-01 Research Priorities in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Comparing Current Funding Available with Published WorkJournal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.  30:210-220. 2022-10-01
    2022-08-01 Fostering Better Outcomes for Youth of Parents with Opioid Use DisorderJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.  35:203-205. 2022-08-01
    2021-08-01 Parental opioid use disorder: Examining their children's experiences, needs, and road to resilienceJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.  35:24-37. 2021-08-01
    2021-04-01 Promoting resilience for children of parents with an opioid use disorder: A pilot study of a directed interventionJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.  1-8. 2021-04-01
    2021-03-01 Children of parents with opioid use disorderJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  59:28-34. 2021-03-01
    2019-05-01 Losing to gain: The effects of a healthy lifestyle on the physical and psychosocial well-being of clients in a Community Mental Health SettingCommunity Mental Health Journal.  55:608-614. 2019-05-01
    2018-09-01 Applying ambiguous loss theory to children of parents with an opioid use disorderJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.  31:53-60. 2018-09-01
    2017-03-01 We are in this Together: Sharing Expertise as a way to Increase Publication SuccessNurse Author & Editor.  27:6. 2017-03-01
    2016-12-01 American college students’ views of depression and utilization of on-campus counseling servicesJournal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.  22:302-311. 2016-12-01
    2016-04-01 From Shadows to Hope: Shared experiences of emerging adults who grew up with a depressed parent in the homeIssues in Mental Health Nursing.  37:211-218. 2016-04-01
    2015-12-01 A cross-sectional survey of the effect on emerging adults of living with a depressed parentJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.  52. 2015-12-01
    2015-01-01 Eating Disorders and Spirituality in College StudentsJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  53:30-37. 2015-01-01
    2015-01-01 Eating disorders and spirituality in college studentsJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  53:30-37. 2015-01-01
    2014-05-01 E-cigarettes: A rising trend among youthJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  52:27-31. 2014-05-01
    2013-12-01 The choking game: Risky behavior for youthJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  51:15-20. 2013-12-01
    2013-07-01 Sexting: Serious problems for youthJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  51:22-30. 2013-07-01
    2012-07-01 Promoting cultural awareness in nursing education through Internet videoconferencingNursing and Human Science/Wiley Blackwell.  1. 2012-07-01
    2011-03-01 Understanding the Experiences and Needs of Young Carers of Mentally Ill Parents: An Integrative Literature ReviewJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  48:28-33. 2011-03-01

    Document

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019-09-01 The Nurse’s Role in Caring for Children of Parents With Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Teaching Strategy -- NLN'S Advancing Care Excellence (ACE): PediatricsNational League of Nursing. 1-5. 2019-09-01
    2010-01-01 "Lippincott's Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN, 10th edition" by Diane BillingsLippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010-01-01

    Presentations

    Research Overview

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Issues
    Outcomes for children and adolescents living with and caring for parents with mental illness and/or substance use disorders
    Resilience
  • Investigator On

  • SURCA Grant 2015-05-01 - 2015-06-01
  • HILDA Project 2003-06-01 - 2009-07-01
  • "Nursing programs including military veterans, clinical research, and distance learning." 2008-07-01 - 2009-01-01
  • Charles Cahill Award 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
    Nursing Research
    Nursing Education
  • Full Name

  • Brandy M Mechling