NurseDirtyBird's Nursing Blog

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Joined: Dec 15, '08; Posts: 432 (78% Liked) ; Likes: 1,671
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Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience

Mental Illness Can Be Terminal

Dentistry has the highest rate of suicide by occupation, right? According to the APA, studies show that occupation is not a predictor of suicide risk. In one study of suicide rates...

Mental Illness: A Family Affair

I was born into a tumultuous family. My father, scarred by his own childhood and my mother, a survivor of her mother's suicide and abuse at the hand of her father, met, married, and I came along...

Hero Worship of Nurses: Misplaced

Time and time again, I see threads on this site along the lines of, "How could nurses be that way?" It seems many people, the general public, and students especially, believe that nurses are...