10 Life Lessons I Learned as a Psychiatric Nurse – and Patient

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http://www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Hi Cortland

Thanks for the follow(s) and happy writing

waking up early bird (very) sleepy-head” c

Thanks for the follow(s) # and/or’likes’

if you want to follow me, go to

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/craigs-list-of-blogs-about-300-of-them-at-wordpress/

(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

and/or https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

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https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)

* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com

All the best with your blog

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“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand



Walking Daddy Home

Over the past 25 years, I have been immersed in the mental health and addiction system as a patient, later as staff, as a Registered Nurse (RN), and eventually as a supervisor. My time in the mental health system officially began at age 17 when I was first hospitalized in a psychiatric unit. This preceded further hospitalizations, a number of treatment episodes for alcoholism/addiction, along with multiple stints of incarceration in jails. Eventually, through this experience, I was able to embrace recovery and ultimately gain employment at some of these same facilities in which I was treated.

Often I am asked about how I went from being a psychiatric patient and homeless drug addict to being a registered nurse and a supervisor at some of these facilities. While there is no magical answer to that question, there certainly have been some valuable life lessons learned along the way. These are…

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“I’ve never met anyone so muddled in my life!”

‘An Ordinary Person, One extraordinary Life’ just published

"An Ordinary Person, One Extraordinary Life"

available to buy on Amazon +

Just waiting for the cover picture to be updated by Amazon on the Kindle version

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

Mine!

Gill Carruthers

published by Golden Dawn Publishing (NZ)

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“Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.”

“The Nurses” Book???

"An Ordinary Person, One Extraordinary Life"

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

I often say to “the nurse” that she should write HER story (she agrees it is quite different/amazing (“unbelievable”??) and am sure many readers “out there” would like it. By the way she reads very widely/voraciously * (big word, eh, like ‘marmalade) and writes very well – way more “conventionally/normally” than “totally impulsive/driven/obsessive” me (“you’re not like ‘real/proper writers, c;!’). Once written  I could quickly publish it with Amazon, but she’s extremely private and doesn’t share at all online…so don’t think likely to happen.

# She reads so fast that the pages start smouldering

Anyway I take up more than enough space on the www already. So get your own internet, you fairy!”

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/monty-python-its-the-arts-get-your-own-arts-program-you-fairy/

https://mymovie2015.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/monty-python-its-the-arts/

from a “Google’ (to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”)

enjoy

“Spaced out very slow reader of NOT much” c

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The wind beneath my wings

After my car accident and life with the diagnosis of having a brain injury …. is when it all changed…. like the snap of fingers!

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/07/after-my-car-accident-and-life-with-the-diagnosis-of-having-a-brain-injury-is-when-it-all-changed-like-the-snap-of-fingers-3/

My other blogs in this area are at

www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com

https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, uplift and (perhaps even) inspire”

fromhttps://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/thoughts-from-an-injured-brain-timothy-giles/

from a Google search (to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”). Thanks “BIG G”
and by that, I mean God… rather than Google!https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/thoughts-from-an-injured-brain-timothy-giles/

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“Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. That is the definition of a legacy.”

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/every-action-of-our-lives-touches-on-some-chord-that-will-vibrate-in-eternity-that-is-the-definition-of-a-legacy-2/

“Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. That is the definition of a legacy.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

And perhaps the most important (+ simplest) legacy we can leave lies in the lives of our healthy and happy children…and/or some people

(thanks, m “the nurse”)

SHARE, SUPPORT, IMPACT, UPLIFT, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and perhaps even INSPIRE… together

Thoughts from an injured brain: Timothy Giles — Head/Traumatic Brain Injury: How to LIVE with it

Creative Kiwis: "Write, Create, Innovate"

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI: https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/thoughts-from-an-injured-brain-timothy-giles-2/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or…

Thoughts from an injured brain: Timothy Giles — Head/Traumatic Brain Injury: How to LIVE with it

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Bel Clarke brain injury — Head/Traumatic Brain Injury: How to LIVE with it

Shattered (Broken) Dreams Can be Resurrected

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/bel-clarke-brain-injury/

Originally posted on Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury: Bel Clarke brain injury

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/bel-clarke-brain-injury/

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/09/married-at-first-sight-star-bel-clarke-speaks-out-about-excruciating-brain-injury.html

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https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/ from a ‘Google’ (my ‘filing system” – to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”). Thanks “BIG G”and by that, I mean God… rather than Google!

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ALeKk03ED8i_kZHqlBD7Riw3xQJxI67fgw%3A1599721552025&ei=UNBZX4GJAcrJrQG_jqCADA&q=bel+clarke+brain+injury&oq=bel+brain+injury&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgAMgYIABAIEB46BAgAEEdQwBRYwBRgrCloAHABeACAAdABiAHQAZIBAzItMZgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrAAQE&sclient=psy-ab

https://brainheadinjury.wordpress.com/

Shining a light of hope in the darkest…

Bel Clarke brain injury — Head/Traumatic Brain Injury: How to LIVE with it

and

http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, uplift and (perhaps even) inspire”

fromhttps://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/thoughts-from-an-injured-brain-timothy-giles/

from a Google search (to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”). Thanks “BIG G”
and by that, I mean God… rather than Google!https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/thoughts-from-an-injured-brain-timothy-giles/

Share, encourage, uplift and help spread hope, love and light

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