A 52-year-old female asked:
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Are people that feel suicidal , bad and should die and that the professionals helping get fed up when they have to call for intervention ?

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Dr. Greg Sorkin
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Mental illness: Mental illness is a serious disease process. It should be taken seriously and treated appropriately like all other disease processes. Our current health care system may require certain reforms regarding the treatment of the mentally ill; but people with suicidal thoughts sill require urgent medical intervention.
Answered on Dec 8, 2013
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