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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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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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