Molly Hillig of Empower Yourself Coaching
This week we are joined by Molly Hillig Rodriguez, RN, BSN, MPH, CEO of Empower Yourself Coaching. She reached out to Adrianne to discuss the very sensitive, yet important topic of suicide among nurses.
According to an article from Nurse.org, nurses are four times more likely to commit suicide than individuals not working in healthcare (Yazdi, 2017). The combination of physical, emotional, mental and financial stressors is a real threat to the well-being of our front line healthcare providers.
Molly and Adrianne discuss the imperative need for suicide prevention programs in healthcare institutions and the much-needed involvement of nurse leaders. They highlight ways leaders can reduce suicide risk among nursing staff, how individuals can identify signs of increased suicide risk, and how to be a support to someone who is struggling.
Molly also provides some great resources to give each of you a boost of empowerment and education on how to maintain mental health. In this post, you’ll find an information page provided by Molly regarding the content of this conversation and some helpful resources for you.
In the episode, Molly mentions three additional resources for you to check out:
1. The School of Greatness - Lewis Howes https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/
2. Rise (podcast) - Rachel Hollis https://open.spotify.com/show/7IjK2aH3JBpI7nzqGrN6o0
3. The 5-Second Rule - Mel Robins https://melrobbins.com/blog/five-elements-5-second-rule/
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
Find more info on Molly and Empower Yourself Coaching at
Yazdi, M. (2017, September 28). Suicide In Nursing: Much More Common Than You Think. Retrieved from https://nurse.org/articles/suicide-rates-high-for-female-nurses/
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