School of Nursing

Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BCMechlingSONFaculty

Assistant Professor

Office: McNeill Hall 3013
Phone: (910) 962-7292


  • 2013 - PhD - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2005 - MSN, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
  • 1997 - BSN, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Research Interest(s)

  • Ambiguous Loss in family members of the mentally ill
  • Outcomes for young adults who grow up with a mentally ill parent in the home
  • Young caregiving in children and adolescents of mentally Ill parents
  • The experience for children growing up with a depressed mother or father; buffers to the experience; risk and resiliency factors

Community Engagement

  • Ocean House (PAMH), Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, 2013 - present
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) local chapter member, volunteer, 2008 - present