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Happy Nurses & Mental Health Awareness Month!

We are Stronger Together


This month we celebrate YOU! Thank you for everything you do.

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Perfect Self-Care Practice for Unhealthy Perfectionism during Imperfect Times
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Hear from JoEllen Schimmels, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAAN and LaTonia Clark Chalmers, APRN, PMHNP-BC on the benefits of mindful self compassion and how you can integrate this practice into your day to benefit your own mental health.

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What Makes Us Strong

Hear from past APNA Presidents on why psychiatric-mental health nurses are inspiring, important, and powerful!

You are the trusted agent, the superhero in disguise, the ‘nurse’. You are the person to seek out; the person to confide in; the person to be believed. You are the medium through which the message is conveyed.”

– Past President Linda S. Beeber, 2018, Superheroes and Spandex

“Whole health begins with mental health, and the foundation of mental health is connection. As psychiatric-mental health nurses we have the opportunity—and the skills needed—to provide and support these connections.”

– Past President Gail Stern, 2018, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: The Whole Health Connection

“As psychiatric-mental health nurses, we are helping people work on their life puzzle… We have to be someone special who can observe and gather clues with an appreciation of how the entire picture will come together.”

– Past President Sattaria “Tari” Dilks, 2019, Dispelling the Myth: The Importance of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

“Our current time presents considerable challenges in addressing access to PMH care and illuminates long-standing access disparities. Yet PMH nurses are an active and engaged group. We find ways to improve care and access to care.”

– Past President Matthew Tierney, 2021, Person-Centered Mental Health Care Access, Equity, and Justice

Attendees Hug“We practice from a paradigm of hope. If we did not believe that we could help persons with mental health conditions find recovery, we would not be practicing in this field. We are stewards of hope; we pass it out daily.”

– Past President Leslie Oleck, 2022, Activate Your Voice as an Innovative Steward of Hope

Moving Whole Health Forward Together

From then…to Now