April is Mental Health Awareness Month
The Stigma of Mental Health in the African American Community
Caroline Stewart MSN, RN
Hello everyone, this is my 1st official blog post. I thought this topic would be a great for discussion because it’s so controversial. Before I dive into it, just a little information about myself, I have been a psychiatric nurse for almost 5 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Nursing and have cared for patients aged 4 to 102 all in mental health, behavioral health, psychiatry, whatever you like to call it. Although to some may seem like a short time in the field, I have learned so much and experienced more. I love working in mental health, it’s a field of medicine that requires a “grey” thinking mindset. I have grown passionately about mental health and caring for this vulnerable patient population. Next to mental health nursing, my love is education. I’ve had my hand in the education pot as well working, part-time…
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Yesterday was the end of Invisible Illnesses Week for 2016, but,
the illnesses don’t end and neither does the stigma.
Please remember when you vote this year that our political decisions
shape our institutions and the lives of everyone around us.
Our votes mean the difference between school and no school, health care and no health care, treatment for the mentally ill or death from lack of treatment.
Progressives are the majority in the United States; this is why the opposition spends so much time and money to divide us and suppress our votes.
So, your vote counts.
It means a great deal to people who live in desperate need of housing, education, and healthcare.
Our Vets who suffer PTSD need your vote now more than ever.
If you don’t know about Hillary Clinton’s proposals to address these issues
please click here: HillaryClinton.com
This election is about who we are as a people and what we mean when we call ourselves civilized.
Great post. Shame kills.
Yeah, I’m obviously not going ignore that it is WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY -especially considering the work and training I have been doing this week, around Mental Health Recovery embracing the 5 key concepts to the
HOPE-People who experience mental health difficulties get well, stay well and go on to meet their life dreams and goals.
SELF-RESPONSIBILITY– It’s up to you, with the assistance of others, to take action and do what needs to be done to keep yourself well.
EDUCATION-Learning all you can about what you are experiencing so you can make good decisions about all aspects of you life.
SELF-ADVOCACY-Effectively reaching out to others so that you can get what it is that you need, want and deserve to support your wellness and recovery.
SUPPORT – While working toward your wellness is up to you, receiving support from…
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