Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Mental health includes psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It affects how we feel, think, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and providing the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity.

Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nurse that specializes in mental health, and cares for people experiencing mental illnesses like schizophrenia, eating disorders, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, paranoia. Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing. Psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with communities, groups, families and individuals assessing their mental health needs

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