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Suicide among nurses: how talking can reduce risk and stigma

With increasing workplace and home pressures for many, nurses can support colleagues through open, honest discussions about suicidal ideation or difficulty coping

With increasing workplace and home pressures for many, nurses can support colleagues through open, honest discussions about suicidal ideation or difficulty coping

In the BBC TV programme This Is Going to Hurt, hospital staff plant a tree in memory of a colleague who has died by suicide.

The events in the medical drama – which is based on the bestselling memoir of the same name by former NHS junior doctor Adam Kay – will resonate with many nurses, who understand the pressure and well-being risks of working in healthcare. Sadly, this is an all-too-familiar situation, with an alarming rise in nurses reporting occupational stressors.

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