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Stories written by Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP Dean of University of Kentucky College of Nursing, and President of Kentucky Nurses Action Coalition

Breaking the Silence on Suicide in the Nursing Profession

After 45 years in nursing as an acute and critical care advanced practitioner, educator, researcher, and academic leader, I shifted my focus to a new mission: to raise awareness about mental health and well-being to help prevent suicide. Many have asked why.