Sandra is the founder, Lead Legal Nurse Consultant and coordinator of Krug Consulting, a Legal Nurse Consulting firm. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). She has over 12 years of college ...
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October 1 is the International Day of Older Persons, a day to recognize their contribution to our communities and offer support for their needs. The United Nations General Assembly on December 14th, 1990, declared October 1st to be the International Day of Older Persons. Over 700 million people are now over the age […]
Follow Up How After your initial contact with a person experiencing thoughts of suicide, and after you’ve connected them with the immediate support systems they need, make sure to follow-up with them to see how they’re doing. Leave a message, send a text, or give them a call. The follow-up step is […]
Suicide – Help Them Connect How Helping someone with thoughts of suicide connect with ongoing supports (like the Lifeline, 800-273-8255) can help them establish a safety net for those moments they find themselves in a crisis. Additional components of a safety net might be connecting them with supports and resources in their communities. […]
September is National Suicide Prevention Month What Is Suicide? Suicide is when people direct violence at themselves with the intent to end their lives, and they die because of their actions. It’s best to avoid the use of terms like “committing” or a “successful” when referring to a death by suicide as these terms […]
Death by suicide is a large and growing public health problem. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for more than 47,000 deaths in 2017, resulting in about one death every 11 minutes. Every year, many more people think about or attempt suicide than die by […]