i read somewhere that 30% of mental health nurse's have some type of mental illness. Id be inclined to agree. Ive worked everywhere and OMG some nurse are psychopaths, borderline personality disorders, OCD etc.
Yes there are good nurses ( let me be politically correct).... but if id have known then what i know now i would NEVER and i mean NEVER have become a nurse. Due to the psychopathic nut jobs ive worked with ... it was hell on earth.
You know that nursing is female domininated ,right? Imagine a multi - generational workforce comprised of women ALL in one place; going through break ups, divorces,kid problems and stress + PMT, PMT, PMT coupled with their undiagnosed mental disorder's (psychopathy, borderline) ...its nasty mix. Oh, plus those women that get crabby cause noone wants to have sex with them ... theyre the worst type ... wayyy too irritable for my taste ...... i mean, think about that. Do you really want to work with that, i freakkin dont, but have too!
To answer your question; keep medicated and remember nurses are sharp ... theyll work you out in a minute. Dont look for compassion from them either, theres NONE!
PERFORM .... thats ALL. Which is a problem because you may be prone to relapse ..........think about it! maybe a low stress job ... like a psych ward ( im not being funny) You may find a number of others who have decided that high stress nursing predisposes them to a mental illness relapse (and thats why THEY do psych nursing...which may account for the disproportinate figures of 30% mentioned earlier).
Look, sweetness get a good little job where you can read the paper and cool out. You go home energised instead of exhausted and you're ALWAYS up on the news and thats always good at social gatherings. i mean, i new a guy that watched the share maket and traded whilst he watched his psych patients ... he made $20 grand in one day .... who said nursing doesnt pay. if you have a relapse well at least your in the right place. Seriously keep taking your tabs, keep the stress downnnnnnnn, rest rest rest and perform your duties .........watch out for those evil fukkas at work they all got teeth