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Be brave and ask for help

Nurses are often reluctant to admit they are struggling, but asking for help is a sign of self-awareness, not weakness.
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Nurses are often reluctant to admit they are struggling, but asking for help is a sign of self-awareness, not weakness

I don’t think anyone could fail to have been moved by the efforts of Londoners following this summer’s horrific fire at Grenfell Tower. It was quite astonishing to see how the wider community pulled together.

Nothing could take away the pain and shock of what happened at Grenfell, but the immediate offerings of hands-on support provided some comfort at a time of overwhelming need. In addition, contributing in a practical and emotional way gave locals a much-needed purpose.

So, if reaching out to others can be of benefit both ways, why is it so hard for us to ask for help?

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