Happy Father’s Day!
Mental Health Check In
Spring has sprung and most of us have completed our spring cleaning. May is here and it’s mental health awareness month. Let’s take a time out and make sure that we are OK. Check in with that one person you know who is the “strong one.” Call your family and friends to make sure they are doing alright mentally. Yes, even children should have mental health checkups! There is no shame in seeking help for our mental health. If we don’t care for ourselves we can not be available physically or mentally for others that we love ❤️.
Please contact your primary care provider or specialist if you are in need of help. There are also crisis hotlines available via text or phone. Please don’t suffer in silence. #mentalhealthmatters
-Love Nurse Neesy
Beginning of Black History Month
Black History Month!
This month I would like to spotlight several African Americans who have made an impact in our world. In the American school system, we are taught about the same historical Black figures from kindergarten through high school. There are several other phenomenal Black people that have made a difference in our world and they deserve to be recognized!
Black history month is in the shortest month of the calendar year! Please make it your duty to educate yourself daily on Black history. When we know better, we do better!
-Love Nurse Neesy
Happy Holidays to You and Yours!
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season! Take care of yourself and others. Don’t forget to Love and Respect one another. -Love Nurse Neesy
Breast Cancer Awareness
Put your pink on and join in the fight against breast cancer! Call or visit a loved one and make sure that they are up to date on their yearly mammogram. Are you completing your monthly self-breast exams? Not sure how to complete them? Go to https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam for more information.
-Love Nurse Neesy
Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Have you taken a moment to check on your family and friends? How about checking on the “strongest person that you know?” They need to be checked on as well. We have all been trying to get through this pandemic while still going to school, working, and taking care of home. Stress, anxiety, and depression levels have skyrocketed! Take time out each day for a “mental moment.” Meditate, go for a walk, listen to music, paint, etc. Engaging in these types of positive coping skills can help improve your mental health. If you find yourself participating in negative coping behaviors, please seek help from a mental health professional. There is no shame in doing so!
One Down, One to Go!
Well y’all I did it! I got my first Covid-19 vaccine! One more to go.
I will admit that the quick development of the vaccine was the main reason why I did not want to get it. However, pandemic anxiety and my children wanting to return to in person class instruction were my determining factors for getting the vaccine.
I have never been a person to get anxious, but ever since the pandemic started I have experienced the worst anxiety ever in my life! I mean, I was terrified to leave the house and be around other people. I am hoping that two weeks after receiving my second dose when I am considered “fully vaccinated” that this will change. We should not live in fear, but we should also be cautious and careful.
I have not experienced any serious side effects after receiving my first vaccine. I only had soreness at the injection site for a day or two. I will keep you all updated on my second 💉 dose. Have you gotten yours? Let me know your experience below.
Love 💕 Nurse Neesy
Are You Getting Vaccinated?
Does this announcement change your perspective about getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Let me know in the comments.