Welcome to my blog about health, nursing, caring, kindness and positive change. Our world is full of such negative influences and bad choices, today is the day to make a positive change both physically and mentally in your life.
ERNursesCare is a blog incorporating my nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare field with my passion for helping others, I want it to encourage others with injury prevention, healthy living, hard hitting choices, hot topics and various ramblings from my unique sense of humor. Come along and enjoy your journey......

Friday, April 19, 2013

Stand Up, Speak Out and Do Something! #stopbullyingnow

A repost from my family blog Chipsofftheoldblock.blogspot.com
What can you do about bullying? 
Teach your kids what bullies are, what cyberbullies are. Respect for others begins at home, teach your kids to respect others, that way they don't become the bully.
Have a plan if your child is ever bullied, they already know it is ok to come to you and tell you about the activity. If a friend is being bullied it is ok to tell a parent or another adult, just standing by and doing nothing will not help the problem go away. 
Educate yourself and your family about violence. Do it now!

I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies Psalm18:3
Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.


11 Facts about Bullying that just tear my hide up! As a mom especially. 

  • Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.

  • 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4 percent of the time.

  • Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.

  • 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.

  • 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.

  • Over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.

  • 71 percent of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.

  • 90 percent of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.

  • 1 out 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.

  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.

  • Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school.  Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.

  • A 2009 survey found that 9 out of 10 LGBT youth reported being verbally harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation.

These statistics are sickening and embarrassing to me, I can not believe that in America we can let this kind of activity go on in our school systems, systems that our tax dollars pay for!!
Another reason I will continue to homeschool my children until they graduate high school. Now I do realize that they can be bullied anywhere at anytime, even online, but they have been educated enough to know that it is wrong and will not be tolerated. This momma bear would not be happy if she found out her child had been bullied and somebody stood by watching and did nothing.
As a parent, I can not believe that other parents let bullying occur in schools without raising the roof off the school building.
Just my personal opinion. They say homeschool kids are not socialized, my teen daughter told me she did not want to socialize with bullies and drama, she wants to learn, that is why she is happy at home. 
                        Source: infographicsarchive.com via Joann on Pinterest

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Faces of Drug Addiction (warning graphic photos) #drugabuse #meth

These photos speak for themselves, doing methamphetamine will change your life forever!

The above imagery paints a harrowing picture of how devastating the use of various methamphetamines can be. Think we're being overly dramatic? Think again. Meth has been called the world's most dangerous drug and many U.S. cities, particularly across the Midwest, now consider it the most serious drug problem they face. In 2009, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) released findings concluding that some 1.2 million Americans over the age of twelve had abused methamphetamine in the last 12-month period. A year later, a report published by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicated some 13 million people were thought to have abused methamphetamine during their lives.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Hello My Name is: Meph, Meow, MCAT, Drone, Bubbles aka: Bath Salts

Totally not the bath product that soaks your cares away! This designer drug has been given the incorrect name and confusion with the bath and body product has kept it from being more readily known. Parents are less likely to ask questions about something called "bath salts", healthcare providers have not even gotten wise enough to know the difference unless you have taken care of a wild patient that has been under the influence of this nasty stuff.
The infographic has some interesting facts and the history of the drug commonly called "Bath Salts".

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Drug Rehab Stats -- 20.4 million people #drugabuse #infographic

Are you surprised? Alcohol is still at the top of the list, yes alcohol is a drug! Ages 12 and over are involved in the use of illegal drugs or the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, 8.3 percent that is. Interesting infographic on some hard hitting numbers.


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