As a part of mental health awareness month, we want to help travel nurses, and healthcare workers learn to take their mental health seriously especially with the certain circumstances this past year has brought us. Depression and suicide rates have increased drastically this year alone.
To help bring awareness, Krista Berge recently went live on our Facebook group and website to share the story of her husband’s struggle with depression and ultimately taking his own life.
Krista graduated from Florida Southwestern State College with a degree in Nursing and is currently an RN. Helping others is her passion, and before taking some time off this past year, she taught in the community about health and wellness. Krista is also a mother to four beautiful children Boston, Lincoln, Brinklee, and Storie Belle. They seem to take up a lot of her time with their sports and loaded social calendars. Still, when she finds a moment, Krista enjoys reading, eating an obscene amount of Mexican food, and taking little adventures around the Southwest Florida area. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals at 1-800-273-8255.
You are not alone in this fight! And remember, If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts…please reach out to someone, anyone.
And make sure you STAY.
YOU, my dear, matter.
Krista has been a regular contributor for The Gypsy Nurse. If you would like to read more about her, her family’s story or watch her previous live event click here.