Wednesday, January 29, 2014

3 weeks in semester 3

  We just finished 3 weeks of mental health nursing with 2 more weeks left. To say that my encounters with mental health patients would have been expected would be very incorrect. From day one, I didn't know what to expect. For the the time ever I was able to interact with someone who had schizophrenia, and that was quite interesting. So far I do like it, and I have gained more empathy towards those who suffer mental health issues. Also It was my first time at a homeless shelter, and that was also an eye-opener. We also got a chance to go to an addiction home and here stories about those who have been addicted to heroine, meth, crack, alcohol etc. That too was interesting to hear these peoples struggles and why they turned to substance abuse. Addiction is a bitch.

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