Nurses struggling with mental illness - page 44

I was just wondering if there are any other nurses who struggle with mental illness. It seems to be one disability that is met with little tolerance and support in the medical field. I do have major... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sharona97
    Doesn't the board recogognize handicapped nurses? I couldn't see discriminating a nurse who is being followed and stable on meds if nec. What do you think?
    Oh I certainly agree!

    and how is Miss Sharona today?
  2. by   sharona97
    Miss Sharona is hanging in and hanging on. My dh and I have started a petition for civil committment for our son. Found him 2 weeks ago suicidal, very despondent and looped on Heroin.

    What a summer. Could use a prayer or two! Thanks Zoe.:redpinkhe
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sharona97
    Miss Sharona is hanging in and hanging on. My dh and I have started a petition for civil committment for our son. Found him 2 weeks ago suicidal, very despondent and looped on Heroin.

    What a summer. Could use a prayer or two! Thanks Zoe.:redpinkhe
    ((((((((( sharona)))))))))) I can only imagine how sad that must make you feel! one because he is your son and two because we know how awful that feels!
  4. by   sharona97
    I'm reading everything I can to understand Heroin addiction,and the Methadone Program. He is ready to go into a dual diagnosis center, but is he ready to do the work? It was very hard finding him "again". Again barely breathing. But alive!!!! We can use all the prayers we can get for a recovery for him. Thanks Zoe
    Last edit by sharona97 on Jul 20, '08 : Reason: spell
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sharona97
    I'm reading everything I can to understand Heroin addiction,and the Methadone Program. He is ready to go into a dual diagnosis center, but is he ready to do the work? It was very hard finding him "again". Again barely breathing. But alive!!!! We can use all the prayers we can get for a recovery for him. Thanks Zoe
    ((((((((Sharona )))))))))) my little brother who almost died of alcohol poisoning last summer (has wet brain already which is permanent) came to my dad's funeral totally wasted. So I can sure relate. Watching someone willingly put poison in themselves really hurts.

    I am thankful I got to stop when I was in my mid 20's before so much damage could be done... I feel so sympathetic towards him. But mad too - he is destroying someone (himself) that I care about!

    (((((((((Sharona and son)))))) definitely praying! Do you also want to put a request on the prayer thread in the breakroom? if you want me to put it in there for you send me a PM!
  6. by   Babs0512
    Sharona

    So sorry to hear about your son. My daughter was an addict - went to a treatment center after hitting rock bottom and trying to kill herself.
    We essentially went into treatment with her. We had to learn how NOT to be codependent.

    We went to Al-alon meetings. They helped a lot.

    After a long road, she is 24 years old, in college, working full time and you can see pictures of her and my grandson in my photos.

    It can happen for you and your son too.

    Just remember, he made choices for himself, it's not your fault. Love him, but don't enable him. Support him emotionally best you can - and be good to yourself as well.

    You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Babs0512
    Sharona

    So sorry to hear about your son. My daughter was an addict - went to a treatment center after hitting rock bottom and trying to kill herself.
    We essentially went into treatment with her. We had to learn how NOT to be codependent.

    We went to Al-alon meetings. They helped a lot.

    After a long road, she is 24 years old, in college, working full time and you can see pictures of her and my grandson in my photos.

    It can happen for you and your son too.

    Just remember, he made choices for himself, it's not your fault. Love him, but don't enable him. Support him emotionally best you can - and be good to yourself as well.

    You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Great post and so glad about your daughter!

    My son is already showing signs he has inherited the "family trait" Not a lot I can do, I talk to him, I pray, and I wait.

    (((((((Babs and Sharona )))))))))))
  8. by   debnky
    As a psych nurse I'm afraid that diagnosis is incorrect, she will not make it through if she if a true schizophrenic. Maybe she is schizo/affective, there is a big difference.
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from DEBNKY
    As a psych nurse I'm afraid that diagnosis is incorrect, she will not make it through if she if a true schizophrenic. Maybe she is schizo/affective, there is a big difference.
    To whom are you referring - which "she"?
  10. by   Poochee
    should i go to my disability hearing?????? I have waited 36 months, didnt work none that time, until may this year i worked one day...........then went back a month later to see if i could make it couldnt...........this was a week ago, my hearing is in 5 days should I go, i feel like they'll deny me, even tho i could not work this job,,,,please help, should i go to my hearing in 5 days????????????TIA
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Poochee
    should i go to my disability hearing?????? I have waited 36 months, didnt work none that time, until may this year i worked one day...........then went back a month later to see if i could make it couldnt...........this was a week ago, my hearing is in 5 days should I go, i feel like they'll deny me, even tho i could not work this job,,,,please help, should i go to my hearing in 5 days????????????TIA
    I don't see why not. Is this the initial one? Just know that if it is it's normal to get denied te first time.

    God bless!
  12. by   debnky
    That was very well written, I can relate to that lady a great deal.
    Debbie
  13. by   debnky
    Thanks for the history, I didn't know that, might explain her promiscuity,lol

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