Nurses' Mental Health: Suicide Prevention


About the Course  

Episode 1, Prioritizing Mental Wellness in Nursing: Cultivating Supportive Culture, delves into the mental health challenges confronting nurses, highlighting the impact of long hours, heavy workloads, and trauma exposure on their well-being. The discussion underscores the prevalence of burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among nurses. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proactive strategies, destigmatizing mental health struggles, and enhancing access to support resources within the healthcare environment to safeguard nurses' mental health.

Episode 2, Self-Care Strategies and Suicide Awareness for Nurses, focuses on suicide awareness and prevention in nurses' mental health discussions. It examines the importance of supportive workplace cultures fostered by healthcare organizations and emphasizes strategies for nurses to prioritize self-care and advocate for mental health education. 

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the unique stressors and challenges faced by nurses in their roles, including long hours, high patient volumes, emotional demands, and workplace pressures. 
  • Recognize the importance of having support systems in place for nurses within healthcare organizations and external resources to cope with stress and mental health challenges. 
  • Recall initiatives and programs within healthcare institutions aimed at improving nurses' mental health and well-being 

About the Presenter

Dr. Meriah Ward, DNP, FNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner pursuing a psychiatric mental health post-graduate certificate. They received an MSN, DNP, and PGC from Old Dominion University in 2020, 2021, and 2024, respectively.  

They are a non-binary, autistic provider providing primary and mental health services for diverse populations. Dr. Ward's passion for primary and psychiatric care services propels them to consider an integrative approach to the co-management of medical and psychiatric conditions. Their passions include LGBTQIA+ health, sexual health, neurodivergency, multiplicity, gender-affirming care, and chronic disease management. 

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire recording which requires a 1 hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  

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Accreditations and Approvals

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.