Because suicide is very serious, and we are trying to save lives. When you see suicide victims come rolling in with half their face blown off, eyeballs hanging from their face, and brain matter everywhere, half their skull showing.. it isn’t a pretty sight and it is something that sticks with you. But for them.. it’s only the things we wish we could’ve said, only the precautions we wish we could’ve took.
Until you hear the agonizing screams of a suicide victim who blew their face off and is still alive, until you hear those unbelievable heart wrenching cries of a mother who just lost her son or daughter to suicide, until you see the truly dark reality which is suicide then maybe you would be able understand why we as healthcare providers ask the questions we do. Cause let me tell you those screams.. they penetrate your soul. They don’t leave you.
It’s a sad reality, one that we do everything in our power to prevent. That’s why psychiatrists need to know if you’ve attempted suicide.
Trauma Nurse BSN. “So that others may live”
You can imagine the stress of a psychiatrist when they see the dead body of a suicide Victim THEY had released the week before.
· 4 months ago