Anonymous said: Hi Lindsey! First of all well done on being an excellent human being! Also if this makes you feel too uncomfortable to talk about please just delete and go on with your day. I am a mental health nurse, I was recently stalked and threatened with rape amongst other things by one of my patients. It sucked but i decided not to go to the police due to his mh issues. I can't sleep/eat/concentrate, how do I get back to normal and move on? I'm struggling to feel safe. Much love x
Gosh, I’m really sorry you’ve had to go through this, it sounds horrific. I can’t pretend to be an expert on issues like this, because I’m a privileged neurotypical white 20-something, but here’s my two cents just in case it helps at all:
It is good of you to acknowledge your patient’s mental health issues, but regardless of those, if he is a threat to your safety, then that is a problem. If you’re not comfortable going to the police (understandable, bc aside from the usual police bs, their treatment of mentally ill people is not great), is there not a supervisor of yours that you could mention this to? The patient’s behaviour could be an indication that his mental health issues are a little more severe than previously thought, and he might benefit from a different treatment or more severe therapy. And if nothing else it would caution others of the patient’s behaviour, or ensure that you didn’t have to personally deal with him as a nurse again.
If this incident has been dealt with and you’re still struggling to feel safe, that’s entirely normal. Depending on how long ago it was, it may or not be a problem that you feel this way. Obviously it’s horrible, but the more severe symptoms might fade in a few weeks. If they don’t, you might (after a quick Google, again I’m not an expert) have some form of PTSD. It might be worth seeking a little help for your own mental health, bc serious threats and stalking can take a pretty big toll on a person.
Do remember that, although you are a nurse and that means you automatically prioritise your patients, your health, happiness and safety is incredibly important too. If someone is threatening that, it’s okay to take action against them. Best of luck. <3
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