Melissa Smith, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Healthcare Consultant, Nurse Educator, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has dedicated her career to equal treatment of persons with mental illness. She has over 20 years of experience working in the psychiatric field and is the owner/operator of Turbo Health Associates, a healthcare consulting firm. She is the Mental Health Educator and PMDB Program Coordinator for a VA Medical Center. Ms. Smith’s career goal is to develop and integrate a standardized mental healthcare treatment model. She is passionate about education, raising awareness for mental health issues, and eradicating stigma.