GW Nursing is a publication of the George Washington University School of Nursing. The magazine tells the story of GW nurses and their endeavors in the areas of education, research, policy and practice.
y erin julius A national opioid epidemic, semiregular mass shootings and high-profile celebrity suicides have drawn Americans’ attention to mental health. Media outlets ranging from CNN to Cosmopolitan are educating their audiences on mental health using the same tone and terms they would to address other health issues. On social media, users share photos of their scars from cutting, count the number of days they’ve been sober and search #mentalhealth to find and offer support. All these things help normalize conversations about mental health. nursing.gwu.edu | 15