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Angela Brooks

About Angela Brooks

Angela Brooks has worked in a state-funded psychiatric hospital in Kentucky for 21 years as a nurse, assisting sometimes-dangerous patients who come in shackled and cuffed. At angelabrook.com, she offers stories of life on the inside of a psychiatric ward, and the site, as well as her company, offers support for nurses in the mental health field and helps them bring passion into their role at work. She is also a natural health expert.

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Mental illness is not prejudice—it can happen to you

No one brings flowers when you’re diagnosed with schizophrenia. And even medical staff call some patients “nuts.” Yet mental health is at the beginning of a new era of understanding.

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The nurse’s guide to buying shoes

One of the best ways to give your tired and sore body a little relief is to choose the right shoes. They’ll support you from the foundation up while at work.