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Your Mental Health is Important

Trustaff provided this article. October 10th is World Mental Health Day, which highlights mental health education, awareness, and advocacy. The mental health of healthcare workers is of the utmost importance.  As a result of the heightened stress healthcare professionals have endured in the last few years, there’s an increased risk for mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress. While traveling as a healthcare professional may feel isolating and lonely at times, it’s important to understand that you are not alone and help is available and accessible through multiple channels. Here are several benefits you can take advantage of as…

Drug Abuse & Mental Health Within Travel Nursing

Travel nurse veteran Misty Lack was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Severe Opioid Dependence. She was her own drug dealer during the two years she abused drugs. Misty lived out loud & wanted to share her story with nurses who may be spiraling out of control & don’t think there is a way out. You do not want to miss this inspiring live session. If you or some you know are struggling with substance abuse get help here. My substance abuse story: Hi! My name is Misty, and I am a recovering drug addict. My clean date is February 29,…

Re-Center Yourself During Mental Health Awareness Month

TNAA Healthcare provided this article. It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, but your mental well-being should be a priority all year. As a travel nurse, you’re making huge life adjustments and often find yourself in unfamiliar environments without your support system close. Yes, diving into this new adventure is exciting, but it can be stressful at times. Here are agency resources you might have available to you that can help you re-center when life feels overwhelming. Agency Resources for Your Mental Well-being As a travel nurse, you’re filling a need in each hospital where you take an assignment. You’re sharing your…