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How Nurses Can Use Self-Guided Problem-Solving Therapy To Build Resilience 4226

When you’re dealing with a difficult situation, does your reaction help get you through it, or make you more stressed?  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Mental Health 08/24/2022
Overcoming Mental Health Stigma For Nurses 4225

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think about mental illness? Is it something negative? If so, it probably comes from the stigma associated with mental health. A stigma is defined as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” And despite more conversations happening around conditions like ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Mental Health 08/22/2022
Mental Health Help For Nurses 4205

During this unprecedented time of fear and stress, nurses are at high risk for mental health issues like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.  Help is available and you are NOT alone . Below are things nurses can do every day to relieve stress and stay well, as well as key additional mental health resources, specifically curated for nurses. ...

How Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone Benefits Your Health 4141

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 ...

How Nursing Leadership Can Ease New Nurse Anxiety 4110

Entering the workforce as a new nurse and dealing with anxiety is nothing new. During a seemingly unending pandemic, however, new nurse anxiety has grown. New nurses have little time to adjust to an intense, high-pressure environment. Research shows that long-term exposure to high-pressure environments weakens nurse resiliency and increases ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Mental Health 02/08/2022
Explore The Benefits Of Nurse Mentorship 4091

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 4068

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 ...

Mindfulness Practices For Stress And Anxiety With COVID-19 3782

By  Julia Sarazine, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC , a nurse practitioner and certified mindfulness teacher who is passionate about teaching mindfulness to health care professionals and the community.   Have you experienced increased irritability, felt overwhelmed and exhausted or had difficulty falling asleep? These are all symptoms of burnout are more ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Mental Health 08/05/2020
Conquering Stress In Difficult Times 3775

By Brenda L. Lyon,  author of the book “Haven’t You Suffered Enough? Clinically Proven Methods to Conquer Stress”.  The article was derived from the newly released book HAVEN’T YOU SUFFERED ENOUGH? Clinically Proven Strategies to Conquer Stress by Dr. Brenda Lyon, PhD, CNS, RN.   Dr. Lyon’s message is grounded in validated theory, research and her ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Mental Health 07/29/2020
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Post-Traumatic Growth 3531

Guest blogger, Terri Bogue, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC , co-author and developer of both the website and book entitled Extinguish Burnout: A Practical Guide to Prevention and Recovery , continues her blog series on nursing burnout by contrasting post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth. Nurses and other emergency responders see some of the ...

Added by Terri Lynne Bogue Blog Mental Health 11/13/2019
Is It Compassion Fatigue Or Burnout? 3347

Guest blogger,  Terri Bogue, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC ,  co-author and developer of both the website and book entitled Extinguish: Burnout A Practical Guide to Prevention and Recovery , continues her blog series on nursing burnout by contrasting it with compassion fatigue.  Her first blog addressed the need to thrive not just survive and the second, ...

Added by Terri Lynne Bogue Blog Mental Health 08/16/2019
Managing Demands & Preventing Burnout 3326

Guest blogger,  Terri Bogue, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC , co-author and developer of both the website and book entitled Extinguish Burnout , continues her blog series on burnout prevention.

Added by Terri Lynne Bogue Blog Mental Health 07/19/2019
Stress Reduction Tactics Every Nurse Should Try 3299

You spend so much time caring for others that you put yourself last. Your mind and body deserve some me-time. Patient care is only as good as the care you give yourself. And as the saying goes, the more you  fill up your own cup, the more you can pour into the cups of others. That’s the message Alison Hernandez, PhD, RN-BC, has for all nurses, but especially ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Mental Health 06/13/2019
Thrive, Don’t Just Survive! 3292

Guest blogger, Terri Bogue, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC , co-author and developer of both the website and book entitled Extinguish Burnout , shares some insights in preventing burnout in the nursing profession.

Added by Terri Lynne Bogue Blog Mental Health 06/04/2019
How To Incorporate Micro-Restorative Practices For Nurses At Work 3261

Learn how nurses benefit from mini resilience-building exercises throughout the workday. Many nurses place themselves last on their list of priorities during their shifts. They forget to fuel themselves with healthy snacks and water, or take a bathroom break, or stop and catch their breath. Strong evidence links job stress, safety, and health ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Mental Health 04/03/2019
Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 2976

Pitch-black mornings and evenings, shorter days, and colder weather that makes it unpleasant to be outside for long: All these factors can contribute to feeling blue in the winter. And it’s perfectly normal.  However, if you feel sluggish or sad for weeks, you might have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The change in seasons during the winter can ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Mental Health 01/14/2019
Nursing Burnout: What Is It And What To Do About It 374

Are you burned out? Karen Anderson, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Patient and Family Centered Care at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania explains how to recognize the symptoms and how to get help. 

Are You Depressed Or Burned Out? Know The Signs & Learn The Differences 40

Nurses often work in high-stress environments and deal with life and death situations. This makes us almost twice as likely to experience depression as people in other professions. That's why it is important understand the signs and know how to get help. The good news is that since we’re in the health care industry, we have access to the treatment and ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Mental Health 06/05/2017
Simple Ways To Relieve Stress Today 32

Did you know workplace stress impacts nurses with nearly the same frequency as infectious disease agents, on-the-job falls, and workplace violence combined?  Alleviate your stress by trying out these easy-to-implement strategies shared by Nicole Vienneau, RN and board-certified integrative nurse coach at Blue Monarch.  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Mental Health 05/24/2017

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