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THE KIDS IN PURPLE GOWNS

Brandy Enochs Smith

 
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Welcome!

*Disclaimer* While the scenarios in this reading are true, no names are used and if names are used, they have been changed from the...

Please, Believe Me.

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, it was as if suddenly nothing else in the world mattered. Nothing. My life was now for...

Covid Christmas

Let’s take a break here and this week, talk about what is going on for us all currently, because we all know it has been an emotional...

LGBTQ

I have a million stories I could share about the things I’ve encountered regarding LGBTQ teenagers while working in mental health. I will...

Inpatient 101

When I had my first day out of orientation on the pediatric inpatient psych unit, I was not surprised when two of my patients from...

New Start

There were a lot of reasons why I left my job in residential. Do I regret making the decision to leave? No. I do not. It wasn’t an easy...

TIC

One of my favorite parts of working in residential was the amount of training I received in the first few weeks of orientation. I didn’t...

BLM

I’ll be honest, it has truly taken me awhile to process through the things that are currently happening in our world. I’ll also be honest...

Not just Psych

When working in residential, it was a sort of running joke (that wasn’t funny at all) between the kids, that we weren’t “real nurses.”...

Semi-truck

When I was in my undergraduate program to become a nurse, I was so excited to start my psych rotation. I knew going into nursing school...

Tortured

Close your eyes for a second. Imagine being seven-years-old. You just got off the bus. You run into your home, warm and comforting from...

Unfortunate Truth

You can’t fix everyone. It’s unfortunate and sad and my least favorite part of the job. You spend so much time trying to change the life...

Let's Go Krogering

Before I would go to teach at dance club, I would often go tanning at the salon in the parking lot beside the residential facility. It...

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