Register now to participate in the 2021 Suicide Prevention in Nursing 5-Part Webinar Series! In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness month, this five-part series will be provided as live, virtual sessions through ZOOM every Thursday during the month of September beginning at 5:00 pm. Pre-registration for each part of the series is required.

It’s a topic few want to talk about, but the sad truth is that nurses commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population. This 5-part series will explore the causes and indications of nurses who take their own lives and look at ways their colleagues can recognize and help support the at-risk before the unspeakable happens. Protecting your own mental wellness with strategies to cope with stress and burnout are highlighted to help us all be more mindful of our state of resilience.


Prices listed below are per webinar

  • $19.00 ARNA Member or member of a state participating in the Midwest MSD (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)
  • $39.00 Non-Member

Click on any of the topics/sessions below to learn more and register to attend.

Presenter: Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, FAAN 

Nurse suicide rates are indeed shocking. This part of the series will examine the individual, institutional and professional implications of Dr. Davidson’s research into the incidence of nurse suicide and the characteristics and risks involved. Suicide prevention strategies will also be offered for you to utilize when the warning signs are there.

Presenter: Chris Recinos, Phd, RN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC

This part of the series will examine how nurses can design their lives to improve and achieve optimal mental health wellness. Dr Recinos will share the story of losing her daughter to suicide in 2017, and how her advocacy efforts for suicide prevention have shaped her career. Also included will be information about the Hello, Harmony app she created as well as other invaluable resources for all nurses.

Presenters: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN and Jacqueline Hoying, PhD, RN

This part of the series will examine the current state of mental health, burnout and well-being in nurses across the U.S. with its adverse consequences. MINDBODYSTRONG, an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral skills building program, and the evidence supporting it will be highlighted as a key strategy for decreasing anxiety and depression as well as improving mental resiliency and job satisfaction in nurses.

Presenters: Marie Manthey, PhD(h), MNA, FAAN, FRCH and Cadie Ayers, MSN, PHA

During this part of the series, listen to two powerful testimonies from nurses who have had suicide touch their lives, in different ways but both influenced by substance abuse issues and their aftermath. Dr Manthey and Ms Ayers are now tireless advocates for supporting nurses with SUD problems instead of just punishing them. They’ll ask some hard questions and challenge the traditional actions of some state boards of nursing that may not be in the best interest of the nurses they serve.

Presenter: Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN

This part of the series will examine how nurses and employers can access and use free, open-to-all resources for nurse mental health. Explore Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation; ANA’s Suicide Prevention website; and the Well-Being Initiative offerings while assessing current data on what resources nurses find helpful and still need to best recover and rebuild their resilience and maintain positive mental health.


  • Successful Completion – Participants must register, participate in the entire educational session, and complete an online evaluation to receive a certificate of completion for each session of the series.
  • Conflict of Interest – This educational activity does not include content that relates to the products or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest.


1.0 contact hour per session.

The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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