Have you ever wondered what the sinking feeling is every time you pull into the parking lot of your job?
The one that makes you feel like you’re walking in clouds or your brain is mushy foggy.
How about the headache that you only get when you’re at work.
Or the burning in the pit of your stomach that you just started noticing.
Hi my name is Angela Brooks I’ve been a nurse for the last 25 years and state-funded mental hospital. I know what stress looks like I know what stress feels like. I’ve had a few patients get underneath my skin and I had to walk away, however that hasn’t been too many times because I understand they’re already in the hospital with an issue under a crisis and they’re mentally ill. They are already seeking help for a problem that they have.
What I have found to be true for many nurses, is the petty controlling hostile environments of coworkers. The very person you’re supposed to be on a unit with causes you more stress than 15 patients on the floor.
Power-hungry title toten unhappy individuals, Who bring their misery to work with them to share with thier coworkers cause more anxiety and time off work then the patient load or dangerous working environment for mental health patients.
I see so many nurses who came into the field because their heart led them that way and they’re very caring loving individuals.