Suicide

Navigating the loss and grief of a nurse suicide

With employer support, nurses can help each other after a colleague’s death. Takeaways: The bonds created among nurses make the loss of a colleague difficult...

Nurse suicide prevention starts with crisis intervention

Make a plan to protect yourself and your colleagues. Takeaways: An organization-wide anonymous encrypted screening program to detect nurses at risk for suicide is an...

Being on the front lines: The need for mental health PPE

Nurses are experiencing psychological burdens of care. Daily headlines, community-wide applause, and military flyovers honor the physicians, nurses, and first responders on the front...

Top mental health apps for nurses

Whether you personally struggle with mental health concerns, or your patients are, your phone can be a valuable tool in the efforts to work...

Easing the psychological impact of COVID-19 for nurses

Nurses are at the forefront of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, providing life-saving care for affected patients. Psychological distress can be significant for...

High physician suicide rates: Nursing interventions

How can physicians give patients the care and compassion they don’t receive themselves?  Every year 300-400 physicians commit suicide. In her poignant TEDMED talk...

Caring counts

Preventing suicide among nurses. Deaths by suicide affect people of every profession but are especially relevant for nurses, who frequently take care of others at...

Nurse suicide: Prevention and grief management

Addressing suicide when it occurs and assessing for risk are key to prevention. Takeaways Nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. ...

Grief management after a nurse’s death

Creating a workplace bereavement plan. Takeaways: When a nurse dies the team grieves. Developing a bereavement team and protocol will support the organization through the...