Mental health, Workplace

The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

Bullying Stops Here - Today is Pink Shirt Day in Canada, a day to stand up against bullying.  It began when students in a Canadian high school wore pink in support of a male student who was bullied for wearing pink. Pink Shirt Day makes for a good time to talk about how bullying… Continue reading The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

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Blogging community, Mental health

Working On Us Week 22: Rejection

It's week 22 of the working on us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess.  You can visit her post to find out all the details. This week's topic is rejection. Questions Prompts: Have you ever been rejected by family/friends because of your mental illness/disorder?  Luckily, no.  There have certainly been occasions where people… Continue reading Working On Us Week 22: Rejection

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Mental health, What is... psychology series

What is… Burnout

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is burnout. Definition Burnout was first described in the 1970s by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger.  It's now included in the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon that can influence health, although it's not… Continue reading What is… Burnout

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Mental health

Flush… Is That My Career Going Down the Toilet?

Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay I've moaned about this before, but it feels like it's time for some more moaning.  Sometimes I feel like my mental health nursing career has been flushed down the toilet.  Despite having 15 years of experience, a master's degree, and a ton of continuing education, I feel like my career is done, for… Continue reading Flush… Is That My Career Going Down the Toilet?

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Mental health, Workplace

Making Sense of Workplace Bullying

An important part of moving forward from the workplace bullying I experienced was trying to make sense of what had happened.  I wasn't even sure if bullying was the right word, and I had limited familiarity with the range of behaviours that workplace bullying can encompass.  I came up with the idea of doing a… Continue reading Making Sense of Workplace Bullying