Nursing school struggle with a mental disease - page 2

Hey everyone, Current BSN student here seeking advice, tips, help with an issue I'm sure a lot of my fellow students have struggled with. First a little background.. I am in my 4th semester... Read More

  1. by   myallnursesusername
    Hey everyone, I'm not sure if anyone still follows this post but I wanted to thank you all for the advice your have provided. I also wanted to thank those of you who have shared your personal stories with me. I hadn't replied to this thread initially because it provided as a painful reminder to what I am dealing with. Visiting it again a couple months later, I am glad to let you all know that I am in a much better place. A much more peaceful and kind place actually. Currently, I am progressing in my nursing program and am taking the next steps towards my future career slowly but surely
  2. by   betm
    I just wanted to pop over here and say I struggle with this too! I have major depressive disorder and GAD, it ruined everything for me at the university when I was pursuing a BS in Psychology and I ended up not finishing. I was hospitalized several times, but haven't been since early (Feb/March) 2012. I recently moved back to my hometown area for a fresh start (the whole city I was in before was triggering to me, long story) and it was the best decision ever. I'm now confident enough to start nursing school (I was going to do an accelerated BSN program after I got my BS in psych, I've always wanted to be a nurse) this fall while working as a CNA. I am long recovered from self-injury, though I struggle with managing/hiding scars, and I take Xanax prn for my anxiety; I'm looking into resuming an antidepressant. It's such a relief to see a board for (future) nurses with illnesses like anxiety and depression.