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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and September 10th is Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organization reports that one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds.
A study conducted from 2007-2018 found that more than 159,000 suicides were reported during that time frame, nearly 2,400 were nurses. About 80% of them were women.
According to the National Academy of Medicine, there are a few suicide risk factors for nurses:
- Long shifts
- Workplace stress
- Personal life stress
Luckily there are resources for nurses, institutions, and hospitals as nurse burnout, depression and anxiety continue. UC San Diego has implemented a program called HEAR, Healer Education and Assessment and Referral Program, giving healthcare professionals the resources and support they need.
The American Nursing Association also created the Well-Being Initiative, which gives nurses a place to access resources to find care for themselves during these challenging times.
The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is also available 24/7. You can now call or text 988 to get help or visit www.988lifeline.org
Here at FleetNurse, we give nurses across the country the chance to bring back flexibility into their life by letting them choose the shifts they want and be able to see higher wages. Giving them the chance to help relieve workplace and personal stress. We have helped over 35,000 healthcare professionals take back control of their lives and their careers, download the FleetNurse app today to get started on the process.