The National Alliance on Mental Health estimates nearly 19 percent of adults experience mental illness in a given year. Between 26 and 46 percent of homeless adults live with mental illness.
Treating those individuals requires a certain kind of care.
The WSU College of Nursing includes several fields in nursing, from Bachelor of Science nurses who provide basic health care to nurse practitioners who have a master’s or doctorate. Both levels and in between are working with the homeless.
On her first day as the retired Dean of the WSU College of Nursing, Patricia Butterfield received an invitation from the White House to participate in a roundtable discussion on climate change and public health.
Under Butterfield’s leadership, the College of Nursing has had a focus on environmental health.
“As a public health nurse, I am pleased to see that the discussion around climate change has been connected to public health, and that our government recognizes the importance of this,” she said in a WSU news release. “If we aren’t taking care of the environment, we are not taking care of ourselves.”
The roundtable discussion took place last week in Washington D.C.
Perrine will bike across America in honor of her mother, who passed away from breast cancer in 2011. The WSU College of Nursing wrote about Perrine recently, and KXLY featured her story last night (video is above).
Kudos to Perrine for honoring her mother and all who have been touched by cancer in one way or another.
Yi Hsiu Liu, a PhD alumna of the WSU College of Nursing, came all the way from Taiwan. In this video, she talks about why her father is her inspiration for her studies, and how great it is studying on our campus.