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Most effective ways to commit suicide

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
None!: There is no easy or good way to do this. Don't do it. This is the wrong solution. Please call this help line for Arkansas: 1-888-274-7472 There is... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cry for help: Overdosing often does not work because the person does not really want to die. They are so unhappy they think overdosing is an answer and it is not. T... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Burke
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes and No: The groups themselves can be helpful, but only so much as the person participates in the group. They will not work passively. The been there done th... Read More
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
Probably: Discussing a problem and identifying it are usually the first steps to recovery i would not conceive of it encouraging the behavior.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You know that we: Can't help you to commit suicide. But we can encourage you to get help. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself now, please be seen at the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
State laws: Some states, notably oregon and washington have laws on physician assisted suicide. Healthtap is not a proper forum to dispense advice on this topic.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Get Help ASAP: Be there for support, but guide her to professional help asap. And if you are concerned, it is safer to violate her confidence and let a responsible a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Psychological Eval: There are many possible reasons why you are having suicidal thoughts. The important things is that you should have the opportunity to speak with a m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
ER Dr: Go to the emergency room or call 911 immediately if you feel suicidal. Psychiatrists are on call in every major hospital, and will take care of this a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
6.9 per 100,000: This is the nimh figure for 2007.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
What are you asking?: As a pathologist who has seen so much of this, I want to urge you to think instead, "How can I make my own life enjoyable, and help others to do the s... Read More

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