"Connections are vital. They are what make us who we are as psychiatric-mental health nurses. The face-to-face interactions that we have with our patients who are often otherwise isolated - the connections we build with them - these are all serving to support their whole health. This is how we help them thrive, not just manage their illness." - APNA President Gail Stern
This Mental Health Month and Nurses Week...
|Listen to "A Message of Hope" and Earn Free CE|
Miracle Moments: How Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Save Lives
Every day psychiatric-mental health nurses save lives and inspire us with their stories. As trusted members of professional, social, and family circles, we educate, manage crises, change policy, and intervene formally and informally. Our actions de-stigmatize mental illness and substance use disorders and make right the inequities in mental health care. In this presentation, hear some inspiring stories and focus your attention on where our change efforts will make the biggest difference.
Presenter: APNA Immediate Past President Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Contact Hours: 1.0
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|Share Tips for Aspiring Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses|
When an aspiring psychiatric-mental health nurse asked members on Member Bridge to share their pearls of wisdom, many rose to the occasion. We've compiled some of those tips into this tip sheet, but we know that many more of you have valuable advice to share.
Email your pearls of wisdom to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 24 and they'll be incorporated into a booklet that will be made available for new psychiatric-mental health nurses.
|Show Your #PsychNursePride|
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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Pivotal to Care
Download, print, and share this infographic to encourage students and others to join your rewarding field.
Become a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse
|Honor Your Roots|
“Nursing is a human relationship between an individual who is sick, or in need of health services, and a nurse especially educated to recognize and respond to the need for help.”
- HIldegard Peplau
Check out these video interviews with icons of psychiatric-mental health nursing:
|Most Importantly, Remember to Treat Yourself|
Compassion fatigue and burnout are real. Don't let your commitment to providing care to others lead to neglecting your own health. This tip sheet was created through feedback from psychiatric-mental nurses like you during Nurses Week 2017. Use these tips to nurture your own resilience and well-being.