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My Promise as a Mental Health Nurse

March 5, 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. I was a quiet child and adolescent prior to nursing more »

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Mental Illness Should Not Be a Secret

By Sarah Marsh | Feb. 07, 2020 Secrets and lies. That’s how I would describe the beginning of my decades-long battle with mental illness. The year was 1996, I was 17 years old, and my life came to a stand-still because of depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I had no community to call upon, few more »

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Preventing and Preparing for a Mental Health Crisis

February 2, 2020

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Dec. 09, 2019 My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted more »

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6 Ways You Can Help a Loved One on Their Healing Journey

By Shainna Ali | Dec. 26, 2019 Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you more »

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Top Story NBC29 Special Report on Suicides: removing the stigma of mental illness People on the front lines agree: the first step to reducing the suicide rate is to break the silence. NBC29 Special Report on Suicides: removing the stigma of mental illness By Sharon Ketcham | December 20, 2019 at 3:36 PM EST – Updated more »

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