I made the decision to go into mental health nursing.
It has taken a long time to make a decision about this because it is a big one.
It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time.
Although my anxiety is still being sorted out, and my akathisia, I think by September this should be dealt with, as my new doctor seems good.
I have not been in a hospital for two years now, and my relapses are being controlled by better insight, early interventions and the right medication and a decent team behind me.
It has been hard, but I am hoping I can be that person who helps another like me who have been to hell and back.
I had doubts as others who knew about me contemplating this, but I have been checking the crap out of everything to make sure it’s as water tight as a decision that I can make.
My main motivation is to help people like I was when my life was getting ruined by drugs and alcohol as a teenager. If someone asked me who my role model is, it would be the Nurse who administered my 12 month community rehabilitation order, and basically saved my life from ruin. I owe him a lot