Dr. Wesley D. Willis, Psy.D., MSW, LCSW-R, BSN, RN-BC, CCM
Depression & Suicide
Depression is a state of mind in which we feel an overwhelming and inescapable melancholia. Suicide is one of the most common outcomes that a person inflicts on him/herself when depression reaches a clinical level. Many of us either feel inept in intervening or that we don’t play a role in intervening in suicidal or depressed thinking. Nurses often have similar feelings, when in fact their assistance, guidance and skills could be one of the more positive revelations that a person needs to overcome these feelings.