As a part of suicide awareness month, we want others to learn about this very important subject that is becoming more and more relevant in our lives especially with the certain circumstances 2020 has brought us. Depression and suicide rates have increased this year alone.
To help bring awareness Krista Berge went Live to share her story of her husband taking his own life. She gave advice on talking about suicide, how to talk to those who are reaching out to you with suicidal thoughts and tips on how we all can help prevent suicide.
Krista graduated from Florida Southwestern State College with a degree in Nursing. Helping others is her passion. 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 BUT when she finds a moment, Krista enjoys reading, eating an obscene amount of Mexican food, and taking little adventures around the Southwest Florida area.
Krista has shared her story, feelings, and experience in the blog section of TheGypsyNurse.com.
You can read those here: https://www.thegypsynurse.com/blog/author/krista-berge/
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.1-800-273-8255. You are not alone in this fight!
If you are a travel nurse suffering from depression please read 4 Ways Travel RNs can Fight Depression on the Road.
And remember, If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts…please reach out to someone, anyone.
And make sure you STAY.