School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: A Mental Wellness Message to Parents During COVID19

  Maintaining mental wellness was the topic of the day when I interviewed two professionals on the front lines of providing behavioral health care to children and adults in my school district, Camden, NJ. The discussion is part of a series of public service announcements (PSA) to bring the messaging about COVID19 to the community… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Mental Wellness Message to Parents During COVID19

COVID19, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: School Nurses – How Are WE Doing?

Dr. Cynthia Samuel, a NJ school nurse, poses an important but often neglected question in this week's guest blog post. How are school nurses doing during COVID19? We have all been so busy adjusting to our "now normal" of physical distancing, virtual health office hours and managing remote working that many of us have not… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: School Nurses – How Are WE Doing?

Suicide Prevention

The Relentless School Nurse: A Story From a Friend in Recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week

Yelaika Lopez represents what is best about our future leaders. She is on a mission to break barriers and reduce the stigma of seeking treatment for mental health issues. Stigma prevents people from accessing treatment for up to a decade, according to The National Council of Behavioral Health.  I was fortunate to meet Yelaika while… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Story From a Friend in Recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week