Mental Health | WIRL Project

Seeing Mental Health from Both Sides

Working in an acute psychiatric hospital for 14 years as a Registered Nurse, I could not believe what the human mind and body can endure. I heard horrible stories about parents selling their children for drugs and alcohol. Abuses of the mind and body from allegedly love ones. I remember a man that was in his 30’s who was fully functioning and then he snapped and became a “monkey”...

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Pharmacist | WIRL Project

My Not-So 9 to 5 Job

Sometimes I dream of working a 9 to 5 job. Where I can SIT at a desk, wearing something other than a blue polo and khaki pants, and sip a cup of HOT coffee. I could have had such a job, or most any job for that matter, but I chose to become a retail pharmacist. When people ask me why I chose to become a pharmacist I don’t really have a good answer. To be honest, I kind of just picked it. Alt...

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Doctor | WIRL Project

Doctor WHO

I have been in the medical profession for over 20 years. I worked as a nurse’s aide then decided to become a nurse. It really is a love hate profession. I love it some days, but hate it others. I have learned over the years that you can not change people. You can suggest and tell them what you would do in a situation, but they will do what they want. People have to remember that doctors and ...

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