Self Development

 
  10 Life Lessons I Learned as a Psychiatric Nurse – and Patient   The Quote That Helped Me Stop Chasing the Tail of Self-Esteem

Over the past 25 years, I have been immersed in the mental health and addiction system as a patient, later as staff, as a Registered Nurse (RN), and eventually as a supervisor. My time in the mental health system officially began at age 17 when I was first hospitalised in a psychiatric unit. This preceded further hospitalisations, a number of treatment episodes for alcoholism/addiction, along with multiple stints of incarceration in jails. Eventually, through this experience, I was able to embrace recovery and ultimately gain employment at some of these same facilities in which I was treated.

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How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem

I am 19 (and just one year into college) when a friend tells me I’m losing my hair.I laugh him off, then do a full inspection when I get home. I see some gaps, but it doesn’t seem that serious.A few weeks later, I go to the barber for a haircut—short on the sides, with a bit more on top—and he suggests I see a specialist.

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Why Bad Things Happen at Good Times

Life is going great. You are on top of the world. Things couldn’t be better! Then BOOM! You get sick, have an accident or some unexpected crisis comes to the forefront, bringing the “good times” come to a screeching halt. It makes no sense – you were doing everything right.

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