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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
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 56-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Burke
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
There are: 10 - 20 million suicide attempts a year as well as 800.000 - 1 million suicides a year. It is a very serious problem worldwide. Often the attempts are ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get out of your: House, even if you are feeling depressed. Call a friend to set up a time and place to get together. Take a walk, go to a mall or a library. It will he ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Talk About It!: One of the most dangerous myths about suicide: if you talk about suicide, a person is more likely to attempt suicide. Nothing could be further from t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Hopefully: With counseling sessions, medications, and inpatient hospitalization if needed, most can be helped.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Overeaters Anonymous: Many people try diets, gastric bypass, "medical weight mgmt" programs (severe liquid meal replacement for rapid wt loss), etc. Many who take these dra ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See Below : Start small -- look at things you do well, doesn't matter how small they seem to you (cooking, cleaning, focusing on something, being a good employee) ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Variation: There is no one way to motivate a person, each person has a different form of motivation. Once you find yours it will be easier to change what you wan ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dialectical Behavior: Therapy is an excellent form of treatment for individuals who self- inflict harm. It will provide healthier ways to cope. Please get help. Take care.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
39 years experience Psychiatry
Psychotherapy: There are several scientifically evidence-based psychotherapies including cognitive behavior therapy (cbt) and interpersonal psychotherapy (ipt) and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Listen : Establishing a relationship and listening helps. Many teens feel misunderstood and attacked, so patience and understanding are keen. For an article ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes antidepressants can reduce rates of suicide, but in some instances they can make people more suicidal if the medication is not monitored for side ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Make her want it: My experience is that kids truly can potty train when they care if they are wet most of the time. When they want to be immediately changed 80-90% of t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Weight gain: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavie ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Professional help: Self harm is not a healthy way to deal with problems. If you engage in repeated cutting you need mental health assistance. A comprehensive psychologic ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit re ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Many ways: Everyone is different. Many people are motivated by social cues: a workout buddy or group. Some people are motivated by rewards such as health goals ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Focus on the end: Result while planning healthy, enjoyable meals & fun exercise. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 ... Read More

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