In the Exam Room or Our Own Backyards, Suicide Prevention Begins With a Conversation

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In the Exam Room or Our Own Backyards, Suicide Prevention Begins With a Conversation

As health care providers, we are accustomed to talking about suicide from a clinical perspective. Yet while suicidal ideation may be a common topic in relation to our patients, many health care professionals still feel unprepared to discuss their own suicidal thoughts or concerns about suicidality in colleagues or loved ones. Perhaps the rational comfort […]

Plan Ahead for End-of-Life Empowerment

August is “National Make a Will Month.” (And if “National Lost Sock Memorial Day” and “National Nothing Day” hadn’t already convinced you, surely this proves once and for all that there is a national “holiday” for everything.) All joking aside, end-of-life planning is an important thing for everyone to do, and August coming to a […]

The Hospice Suitcase: Support for the End-of-Life Journey

We often talk about life as a journey from birth to death; the experiences, relationships, and milestones in each phase become a series of trips forming the itinerary of our own grand tour. Like so many travel snapshots and tourist-shop trinkets, our memories remind us where we’ve been, what we’ve done and how we became […]

This summer, learn to love yourself first!

Self-love. If you don’t hang out in behavioral health circles, you might not know exactly what we mean when we say “self-love.” Are we talking about treating yourself to a yoga class? Turning down a social invitation to curl up and read your favorite book? Buying a new outfit? The answer to all of these […]

2021 Hospice House Ultimate Memorial Ride: A Joyous Return to the Road

Maybe it was because everyone was especially happy to be out with other people after a year in lockdown. Maybe it was the specter of rain that kept the group numbers intimate. Or maybe it was just the pure, exhilarating joy of the open road. Whatever the reason, Cascade Health hospice nurse and tour leader […]