"We see each person as a unique individual in the context of his or her life. That is what makes us special as psychiatric-mental health nurses. We don’t put people into boxes. We take people OUT of boxes, remove limits, and join them together through our work." - APNA President Linda Beeber

This Mental Health Month and Nurses Week...

Celebrate "one of the most rewarding things you can do".

Want to join in and share a video on why you love what you do?
Record one on your phone and then email it to inform@apna.org or share it on social media with these hashtags: #PsychNursePerspective #NursesWeek2018 #4Mind4Body


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Show Your Pride in Your Profession

Download, print, and post these flyers to share with your staff, let your colleagues know, and also to remind yourself, of the unique perspective, skills, and expertise that you bring.

'I am a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse'

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I am a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Flyer

'I am an APNA Member'

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I am a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Honor the unique perspective of psychiatric-mental health nurses.


APNA President Linda BeeberPsychiatric-Mental Health Nurses "reject traditional frames in favor of a holistic approach that is inclusive, rather than exclusive. We promote mental health, reduce mental health threats, and support recovery, person by person."

Read  APNA President Linda Beeber's Nurses Week Message.

Most Importantly, Remember to Take Care of 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.

Download Self Care Tip Sheet for Nurses

Whole Health Begins with Mental health. Let it begin with you! Self Care Tip Sheet for Nurses

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