Dora the self-care explorer: Psychiatric Nursing student aims to improve patient care by encouraging nurses to care for themselves first
Dora Kamau is a mental health visionary who founded a women’s self-care community called Bliss Your Heart, all while finishing her Psychiatric Nursing degree at Douglas.
Tanysha Klassen wants to help others navigate the challenges of gender identity.
After a chance meeting with a psychiatric nurse, Sanjin Ramovic knew getting his Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing was his calling.
Annual Miles for Mental Health fundraiser aims to end stigma around mental illness
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about travelling? For me it’s my Quecha backpack and my soul! Exactly a year ago I was altogether in a different world: I was ready for my Duke’s Nose trek in one of Maharashtra’s (Indian state) finest hiking destinations. Imagine ….rain pouring, lavish greenery in the valley, and snow-white waterfalls in the background. Well this is a typical monsoon day in India, and I just can’t get enough of it. I recently did the Joffre Lake Hike and this was… Read More
Mental illness is a hidden barrier for a lot of people. I am no expert on mental illness and I am not here to spout a whole bunch of facts about it. I am here to take the first steps in making mental illness less hidden among students. I have struggled from depression and anxiety for most of my life. It became debilitating when I entered high school. I very quickly left school and took my courses online. Most of my anxiety is socially driven, but at times it creeps up for… Read More
Meredith Graham has faced many difficulties in life. She left home when she was a teenager, couch surfed, and graduated high school while living in a group home. She also has bipolar disorder. But none of that has stopped her from pursuing her career and educational goals. Meredith works as a youth and family development worker for a Burnaby non-profit and is studying in the Child and Youth Care program at Douglas College. “Some days are brighter than others and it is an ongoing learning process for me to appreciate that my… Read More