Rashida Ruwa

Rashida Ruwa is a mental health nurse, freelance health writer, a passionate nature lover, and a proud owner of two cats.

She has been working in the mental health field for over five years. During that time, she has gained a lot of experience working with people who have a wide range of mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and more.

She loves to write about all things health and wellness. But when it comes to mental health, something about it gets her and sometimes keeps her up late at night thinking about how to help people struggling with it.

While she currently works in a correctional facility, her main focus is on providing sustained direct support and care to offenders with mental health conditions towards recovery and assisting them in achieving their maximum potential in leading independent lives with dignity while undergoing the criminal justice system.

If you're looking for an honest perspective on mental illness from someone who understands what it's like on both sides of the equation (the patient and the clinician), then I'm your girl.

Many people who don't have a mental illness often misunderstand mental illness. Many people may think you're absurd and dangerous if you have a mental illness, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Most people with a mental illness are kind, thoughtful people who are just trying their best to live their lives like everyone else does daily.

She hopes that sharing her experiences as a mental health nurse will help others understand what it's like to live with a mental illness.

So they can learn how to support their loved ones better or even just feel more comfortable talking about it with their friends and family members who might be struggling with their issues.

When not working, you can find her blogging on medium or creating awareness around mental health issues through her posts on Linkedin & Instagram. She also enjoys long nature walks, reading books that make her laugh out loud, cooking delicious meals for friends and family when they're not at work, and watching TV shows that make her think about things outside her day job.

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