Maimouna Diop earned her MSN as a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. She is about to earn her DNP as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the same university. She has six years of professional experience at UNC’s Inpatient Psychiatric unit, working with families, administering drugs, and delivering high quality nursing care to women with postpartum depression and pregnant women with suicidal ideations. She is a strong patient advocate, working to provide all people access to good mental health services. She is fluent in French.
Why did you choose mental health as a career path?
“I want to make a difference in the mental health world. Helping patients overcome their conditions and improve their overall quality of life is my number one goal. I have always been fascinated by psychiatry/mental illness. In nursing school, my favorite clinical rotation was the inpatient psychiatric setting. I contemplated starting my career as a psychiatric registered nurse, but was steered in the direction of getting some medical/surgical experience. There is a lack of access to care in North Carolina, and I want to help bridge that gap.”
“Cannot recommend enough. I got so lucky with this being my first psychiatrist experience that I’ve had such a good experience. Dr. Diop is so wonderful, she makes me feel heard at every appointment and like my opinions are a central part of my care. Everyone is so nice, the office is always clean and I’ve never waited more than 15 minutes past my appointment time. I’m so glad that I’m a patient here!” ~ K.S.
“Very positive. Dr. Diop was very attentive.” ~ K.W.
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Use
- Autism Spectrum
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cognitive Disorder
- Developmental Disability
- Dissociative Disorder
- Drug Use
- Eating Disorder
- Invega Treatment
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personality Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)