Question by Chad: How can an aspiring nursing student contribute to mental health in their community?
Answer by On A Journey
I would start by making sure you are mentally healthy yourself and make sure that your issues don’t negatively impact others. That’s not to say you have to be “perfect” but it’s true that you can’t help others in the way they deserve if you aren’t healthy yourself.
Being involved with mental health initiatives doesn’t necessarily involve people with diagnosed issues. You could look up mental health organizations in your community and see what sorts of things they are doing. If you are open to volunteering that might be a good experience.
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