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  1. Recently I was looking for information on the effects of the pandemic on those with mental health disorders. MULTIPLE articles referred to a mental health crisis among nurses leading to an increase in suicides. A short time later, I learned of the su...
  2. Hopefully, many of us will never know what it’s like to lose someone to suicide. However, for those who sadly are living with it, we feel compassion and acknowledge their grief and loss. On November 19th, we dedicate the day to those who have lost lo...
  3. Suicide Risk Assessment

    In our EMR (Cerner) on admission, there is a Suicide risk assessment area in which we fill out. OK fine, but do we really have to chart the suicide risk assessment on every patient every shift? It seems ridiculous to me. Yes, if we identify someone ...
  4. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, with a reported 45,970 suicides in the United States in 2020. One might automatically think of the general population; however, the CDC notes that healthcare workers are at a higher risk. This has been an i...
  5. Holiday Patient Enigma

    It was the late-1980s and a perfect holiday eve before the phone rang. I was reading a captivating mystery and enjoying a glass of Cote du Rhone as the crackling, hypnotic fire licked the pine logs. The blazing fire’s red and gold flames flickered on...
  6. When 17 year old Jordan Binion died from suicide, his parents, Deborah and Willie Binion, were devastated. The fact that he had been suffering from mental health issues prior to his death made the loss especially acute. As they tried to find their wa...
  7. Covid Complications!

    America is the 6th, I think, most suicidal country in the world and it's the leading cause of deaths, I also think in America. How is COVID going to affect those statistics re job losses.... possible homelessness from the losses, long term illn...
  8. As I sat and talked with this teenager who had many problems including anxiety, depression, and trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) ... she seemed like a lost soul. She gave the dutiful answers, agreed to talk to me and talked somewhat openly ...
  9. May William Coddington rest in peace. My prayers are with his family, friends and fellow colleagues. A nurse struggled with COVID-19 trauma. He was found dead in his car
  10. CheesePotato

    A Note of Deep Concern and Worry

    There has been a rash of suicides and suicide attempts in my community and it has driven me to write this note. After the devastating loss of a nursing student, I just....I don't even know where to begin. So I'll start: Please, please, please remembe...
  11. Suicide On The Ward

    I remember Elaine Ngatai so well. She was one of the patients I had worked with so many times before. She was a truly unhappy woman, but we could never find out exactly why. We knew her marriage had broken up, we knew her neighbors hated her and egge...
  12. Break the Silence: Report Bullying

    The importance and impact of bullying in the workplace are significant to nursing in many ways. Bullying threatens the very foundation, of not just nurses, but its business ethics, structure, and productivity. Nursing is a sensitive structure that de...
  13. The statistics are staggering. And they demand action. Over the past two decades, suicide mortality rates in the U.S. ranked second as the leading cause of death those 10-35 years of age,1,2 with the costs related to suicide totaling $70 billion.1,2 ...
  14. Elderly Suicide Is Not Uncommon

    I am still grieving her loss. Tomorrow is their joint memorial... one I really wanted to attend. But since I just had surgery last week, I can't travel. I dropped my parents and brother off at the airport yesterday, after warning them of the security...
  15. spotangel

    HELP ELLA! THEN ME!

    She sat quietly as I drew her bloods after inserting a heplock. The ED was packed and as evening Manager, I had noticed that two of my nurses were struggling to play catch up with the volume of patients needing lab and line. So I had pulled a few in ...
  16. Suicidal and suicide attempt survivors require special care. This is even truer in a pediatric ICU (PICU). Feri Kiani, MSN, PHN, CCRN, RRT, NPS and Sandra Lee, MSN, RN, CCRN recently presented the topic: Youth at risk for Self-Harm and Suicide. ...
  17. There has been quite a lot of conversation about Mindy McCready's suicide and mental illness,and it amazes me the different opinions people have about suicide and mental illness. I thought that I should "come out of the closet" once again about this ...
  18. An elderly couple near Ferndale, Washington may have given into the stressors of financial struggles from looming healthcare bills. An article published on wtap, an NBC affiliate, reported that dispatchers received a call on the morning of August 7th...
  19. Deb_Aston

    Depression. Despair. Suicide.

    Dark Secrets Two years ago, there were several incidents of "jumpers" from a nearby parking garage that had occurred within a short time frame, and I couldn't get past the sadness and horror as I walked past it every day on my way to work. It tou...
  20. As I grew up, my brothers and I spent a lot of time with uncle Bob. He was fun to be around. He would strum a song for us on his guitar, making the words up as he went along. He also was a gifted artist and he would draw funny pictures to keep us ent...
  21. To The Man In The Green Jacket

    I am not sure if I ever had the chance to meet you or know your name, but around 6:30 this morning you made an impression on me that I will never forget. This morning started off like any other day for me, but today was my first day back to school fo...
  22. Parents of tweens and teens are being warned about a new social media trend thought to be inspired by young celebrities. The trend of “sadfishing” is when someone makes an exaggerated claim about feeling down or emotional to draw sympathy and attenti...
  23. Whether it is a family member, friend, or you, mental illness can be devastating, especially when it goes untreated. When a person with mental illness reaches out to someone they feel safe with and then receive negative feedback, they can be devastat...
  24. Read in its entirety: Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Virus Patients Dies by Suicide Honor, respect, and admiration. May she rest in peace.
  25. You only have to open a newspaper or click on a recent news article on the web to find that another celebrity or sports figure has committed suicide. From CBS news: "The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused me...