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  1. Medical leave of absence confidentiality
    Hello, and Welcome to Allnurses! I know how easy it is to get a little paranoid about these things. I have bipolar too, and sometimes it seems like there's stigma hiding under every rock and...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    I too hate it when people say suicide is a selfish act. Believe me, when you're in that kind of pain, you are NOT thinking about your family or friends, you are only thinking about ending that pain....
    Apr 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    What a fantastic article.....you've brought up a taboo subject and addressed it in the voice of someone who knows whereof they speak. Who knows, you may have saved a life today. Great work! :yes:
    Apr 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    I. am. DYING.:roflmao:The mental pictures are beyond hilarious!!!!
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Being pulled to medical
    'Practice on the senile'??! I do hope you're joking.
    Apr 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. New to sobriety from everything...jumping out of my skin
    It's very common to have trouble with memory and mood swings in early sobriety. Your brain has some healing to do! Give yourself time, and remember that you have the same choice every single day to...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. When to say "When"?
    Esme12 and I both have had bad experiences with trying to get accommodations for our disabilities. And the ADA isn't much of a help when employers have offices full of lawyers who know a million and...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Living With Dysthymia
    Hi there. I'm sorry you're feeling lousy. Nursing school is tough enough without being depressed on top of it. You most definitely have my sympathies! I'm wondering though, if you've tried...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. Should I report my nursing facility for neglect?
    People who jump to conclusions often make bad landings. You cannot assume a stage IV pressure ulcer is the result of neglect. I have seen people literally go to bed with a stage II and wake up...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    Mar 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Infernal Equinox
    Well, I shouldn't have to tell you that going off your meds without your doctor's supervision wasn't a good idea, but since you mentioned it......;) j/k Seriously though, I know it's tough to stick...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. When to say "When"?
    (((HUGS))) I don't know the why's and wherefore's of getting on SSDI, only that it's very difficult and most people are denied the first time they apply. I hope some others here will weigh in and...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. Infernal Equinox
    I know what you mean about fearing the hospital. I'm terrified of the place even though I've never been inpatient (although I've come very close on a couple of occasions). OTOH, if that's the only...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Anxiety + Nurses = A Need for Support
    Hello, and welcome to Allnurses! :wavey: A thread like this is a good way to start. We cannot offer any kind of medical advice here, but we can support each other and discuss the issues you talked...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. Infernal Equinox
    Thank you. He's doing really well, which is great for us both because he's had to watch out for me so much lately. And yet, when we were in the store the other day and he was talking to an old friend...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. Infernal Equinox
    In case anyone's wondering where I've been for the past few weeks---and even if you aren't---I've been off the boards for the most part because I'm battling with my bipolar again. This time it's a...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. Areas with a great mental health system?
    There are some fabulous mental health resources right here in Western Oregon. We have a freestanding psych hospital with outpatient services in the same building, a world-renowned psychiatrist (Dr....
    Mar 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. "State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey
    You can PM me anytime, lglnrs. :-)
    Mar 19
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Nursing school struggle with a mental disease
    I think you and I are on the same brain-wave. Welcome to Allnurses! I'm one of the nurses with mental illness that Esme12 was talking about (bipolar 1 with rapid cycling) and I know exactly what...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  20. Top medications used in LTC
    I've noticed when I've been out on surveys that a LOT of residents are on Seroquel. Popular drug, that......only trouble is, it's not supposed to be used for dementia, and even when it's used for...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Escaping your past mistakes
    It took my dear, sweet, patient husband several years to be able to forgive me for what I put him through during my drinking years, and still longer before he could trust me entirely. This is a man...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. anxiety depression and adhd have caused me to struggle to find my fit as a new nurse
    I tried making a similar point earlier, but must have inadvertently deleted my own post. Oh well. All I wanted to say was that I can relate to the OP as a nurse with a mood disorder, but I've also...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  23. How do we support our mentally ill
    People with broken brains deserve to be treated with as much compassion and care as those with broken arms/legs/whatever. Instead, we're regarded as alien, even dangerous, and even those of us who...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Depression takes me out of work and I bear all
    If I could "Like" this post 100 times, I would. I can't add much to what the previous posters have said, except that I'm proud of you for advocating for your own needs and educating people about MI....
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. Pink Tolerance
    I've wondered for some time if breast cancer gets all the publicity and the funding because female breasts are so objectified in our culture. "Save the ta-tas"---honestly, it's like America's a...
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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