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Tag: Caregiver

My Promise as a Mental Health Nurse

By Shanda Whittle MSN, RN, CNL | Feb. 10, 2020 In 2015, I embarked on an academic journey at the University of San Francisco where I completed my master’s degree in nursing and continued on to pursue my doctor of nursing practice degree. This was something I never envisioned for myself as a new-grad nurse.…
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Circle of Care

A Helpful Resource for Caregivers Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers provides resources and information to help friends, family and others who care for an adult with a mental health condition.

Caring for the Caregiver

By Stefanie Hoffman | Nov. 05, 2019 Few words can describe the relief I felt when, with the bang of a gavel, a juvenile court judge decided that my then 14-year-old daughter would attend a mental health boarding school instead of prison. Nine months earlier, she had gotten into trouble with the law for a…
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Through the Eyes of a Young Caregiver

By Rhonda M. Lee | Nov. 22, 2019 My mother was diagnosed with a mental illness when I was in middle school during the early ’80s. Being a young caregiver for a loved one with mental illness involved struggles no child should ever have to endure. Her health challenges presented phases of unbearable beatings, heartbreaking and…
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How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist

Approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation. If done the wrong way, you could aggravate the person or turn them against the idea entirely. However, there is an effective way to have this conversation.

Caregivers: When To Push And When To Show Extra Compassion

People have asked me so many times when and how to encourage, or push, someone struggling with a mental illness. Here is what has worked for me:

The Impact Of Unconditional Support

The medication I was prescribed caused side effects, and the medication I was given for those side effects caused more side effects.

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