Mental Health Blog Series, Powered By Capella University

Taking care of yourself is key to being your best as you care for others. Capella University and Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation are committed to supporting your wellbeing – and your education – with important mental health resources.

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How Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone Benefits Your Health 4418

Spring brings with it themes of renewal and rebirth, which makes it the perfect time to start new, shed old skin, and do something you’ve always been reluctant to try. Why? Because stepping out of your comfort zone in a safe way can be good for you.   Sure, routine is comfortable, but does it push you to become a better and healthier version of yourself? If ...

Explore The Benefits Of Nurse Mentorship 4417

What can having a nurse mentor do for you?  Explore the benefits of nurse mentorship in this blog.

Ways To Use Journaling To Unwind And De-Stress 4416

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, nurses are finding fresh, socially-safe ways to take care of their mental health. Burnout is a prevalent issue for more of us than ever before, so it’s important to find helpful practices to avoid it. One way to do this is through journaling. Did you keep a journal as a child or young adult? After you wrote your thoughts ...

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Rest breaks and healthy sleep are not only restorative - but are key to your health and to providing safe patient care. This domain addresses strategies and guidelines for restorative sleep, workplace breaks and napping, and managing shift work.

Quality of Life
Your work, home life, family, and other commitments frequently compete for your time and attention. This domain focuses on the elements that improve the quality and balance of your life including your physical, financial, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Physical Activity
Nurses are often on their feet all day but fall short of recommended national guidelines for physical exercise. This domain includes strategies for overcoming barriers for guidelines and meeting exercise guidelines.

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Mental Health
The nature and stresses of the nursing profession can take a toll on your mental health. This domain deals with your psychological affect and health. Mental wellbeing practices, stress relief resources, and personal stories are just some of the assets included here.