1. Psychiatric or Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
These nurse practitioners can assess, diagnose, and give therapies for various mental health illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Also, there are some states that qualify these practitioners to prescribe medications and monitor the treatments. The supervision that will be given by a psychiatrist varies by state.
2. Family Nurse Practitioners
FNP or Family Nurse Practitioners give general medical care similar to the care given by primary care doctors. However, the responsibilities may vary for every state. Even though FNPs can prescribe treatment, it will be better to consult a health care professional who specializes in mental illnesses. Working together with other health care teams is vital to come up with an effective treatment plan.
3. Psychiatric Pharmacists
Psychiatric pharmacists have advanced and specialized training in providing mental health care. Depending on the state, they can also suggest or prescribe medications. They manage medication well. They check the response to the medications, make changes in the treatment, manage medication reactions, and explain about the medications.
4. Certified Peer Specialists
These specialists have experienced having a mental health illness or abusing substances. They go on training to be certified and prepped to help with a patient’s recovery. Therefore, they mentor support and guide patients.