1. Dodds, Diana L. BSN, RNC

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As a nurse with bipolar disorder, I was pleased by Marilyn Wargo's Reflections ("The Enduring Self," June). I facilitate a mood-disorder support group, and I've been surprised to see colleagues who function well despite their illness and with whom I've worked without knowing they were ill. I have run into professionals who discriminate against mentally ill patients. For that reason, I go to a local school of nursing to share my story with students. As much as we would like to think otherwise, health care professionals still stigmatize the mentally ill.


Diana L. Dodds, BSN, RNC


Mt. Vernon, WA