Topics About 'Mental Health'.

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  1. The World Health Organization WHO states that Health is a condition comprised of complete well-being of Physical, Mental and Social without the lack of illness or weakness. Commonly used phrase is Health is Wealth. Seeking help in regards to physical...
  2. There is an elephant in the room filled with nurses. A looming presence that we choose to ignore, an ever-present force amongst us, and nobody wants to talk about it. This elephant is our mental health. As nurses, we are holistically trained. We lear...
  3. Nurses. There’s something about our title or uniform that puts people at ease. How many times have you heard “Oh, you’re a nurse? You know, I’ve been having a hard time concentrating/sleeping/eating…”? With few exceptions, patients feel they can conf...
  4. Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a LPN since 2015. I'm dealing with mental health issues. What should I do to report this? Dear Dealing, I'm sorry to hear you're having mental health issues. You are not alone, my friend. According to ...
  5. Lee Anne Blevins Zajac

    How Mindfulness Can Make Your Shift Go More Smoothly

    It’s three o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon working in a rural hospital in the autumn of 2010. I’m a new nurse, barely six months under my belt working on a medical/surgical floor and I’ve just returned from the chapel room just off the hall of my un...
  6. Putting Your Health First

    I had to have my gallbladder removed last week. I have been home for the last 6 days. My follow up appointment is April 14th. I was scheduled to go back to work today but called yesterday to let them know I was still having to take pain medication an...
  7. Springtime Wellness

    It’s the second week of March and Spring is on its way! Daylight savings is right around the corner, beginning March 13th. With COVID restrictions relaxing and the weather starting to warm up, nurses will be longing to get outside of the hospital and...
  8. Long shifts, heavy patient loads, and a relentless pace are common recipes for both mental and physical fatigue in nursing. In an effort to cope with increasing demands in the workplace, it is tempting to turn to unhealthy habits. These ways of copin...
  9. Last year, a primary care provider diagnosed my family member with type 2 diabetes. Now, he was no stranger to diabetes. He was a caregiver to his mother, who had type 1 diabetes and had some awareness of daily self-care activities required to keep h...
  10. Mental RX for Nurses (for those who have to work the holidays)

    Not every holiday season is a Norman Rockwell painting. The holidays are NOT an exciting time of year for many, many people. To make it worse, people are supposed to be happy; so, folks feel they cannot reveal their true emotions. People walk around...
  11. As I pulled away from the home visit, I felt the grey fog envelope the car on the outside and threaten to seep into my holiday spirits. From where I sat, I could see the Christmas tree blinking crazily with artificial cheer, while the patient I had j...
  12. Mental RX for Nurses

    Nursing is a demanding, stressful profession and one that is not relatable unless a person has experience in the field. The work can be sad and draining. The cultural environment of a hospital breeds negativity and complaints. The COVID pandemic has...
  13. Nurse Writing Nook

    Basic Life Support for Nurses’ Mental Health

    At the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, employers wanted to help us. Right? That’s what they claimed, anyway. They were providing therapy and someone to talk to. While I’m not dismissing therapy, as it can be helpful and it’s strongly recommended, I’m...
  14. Like many registered nurses I have been working with the elevated level of stress since Covid-19 had started in March of 2020. The hospital that I work for was on point with attempting to provide safe PPE and regular updates through emails from the i...
  15. Simone Biles withdrew from some of her Olympic events because she felt like her mind and body were not in sync. Bedside nurses quite often feel the same way ... mind and body out of sync. Have you ever been at work and felt like you were being p...
  16. Is it okay to call in sick for your mental health?

    I've only called in sick twice this year yesterday I called in telling them I had an ear ache and cannot make it for my 3pm shift I told them that at 9:30 am. They had all the time, but then the staffing manager was yelling and complaining to me aski...
  17. I recently finished watching the Apple TV show "The Me You Don't See" about mental health issues throughout the world. It really moved me and inspired me to think about what we can do for the nursing community. We are now over a year into a pandemi...
  18. Healthcare workers study

    Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are conducting an online research study to learn about how stressors related to the COVID-19 pandemic affect the mental health of healthcare workers over time to better understand the expe...
  19. Brian Short, founder of allnurses.com, aka allnurses®, along with his wife and 3 teenage children, died in a tragic murder-suicide in 2015 due to a quick onset and fast-spreading serious mental illness. I met Brian once during his lifetime, but ...
  20. I grew up in a small village in South Asia where many people don't have access to basic healthcare. On top of that mental health is such an issue that nobody seeks help for. If someone is mentally ill, the family members and the society will go to th...
  21. Mental health during the pandemic

    I was diagnosed with depression at the end of 2017 after seeking counseling for the first time. I didn't start an antidepressant till probably the next year, then I would take them on and off, kept telling myself that I wasn't depressed and didn't ne...
  22. New Jersey Hope and Healing

    Hi Everyone! My name is Khalen Dietz and I am with New Jersey's Hope and Healing Program, a Fema Grant through RWJBarnabas Institute for Prevention and Recovery. Currently we are offering free virtual connect together groups for all healthcare w...
  23. simba and mufasa

    Mental Health: A RACE I HAVE TO RUN!

    When I graduated, my first instincts were to work in a MHU, but did not. Over the years, I have gone to many specialties, but still feel as if something is missing. Before COVID-19, I was contemplating on obtaining a post-masters certificate in MH, b...
  24. spotangel

    Saving Frank!

    This article was written and initially submitted in December 2017 and at that time I asked for it not to be published yet. With what just happened in the last few weeks, I feel now is the time. Ironically enough my initial title was, “I can’t breathe...
  25. xwill327

    Interview with the Psych Nurse

    It’s great when a psych nurse can be empathetic to their patients from the education they received in nursing school combined with previous patients they have cared for. I believe they can give even better care when they had experienced it first hand...