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A 31-year-old member asked:

i am having fatal thoughts of suicide. what are some resources i can use to get help?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
1(800) SUICIDE: If u're already seeing a therapist/psychiatrist, call them immediately... If not, (or even if you are) you could call national suicide hotlines at (800)suicide or (800)273-talk also, 911 is an option as well. After this crisis has been stabilized, make sure to be seeing a psychotherapist &/or a psychiatrist regularly. Wishing you well!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!!

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A 46-year-old member asked:

If I tell a doctor I have thoughts of suicide, will they force me to go to a psych hospital?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Not Always: Most individuals who experience a serious psychiatric condition will experience sucidal thoughts. The absolute best deterrent to suicide is to discuss it openly with someone who understands. We have a duty to protect our patients who's judgment might be impaired and only if we thought you might actually act upon your suicidal thoughts would we encourage or in some cases force hospitalization.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can frequent thoughts of suicide convince you it's a good idea?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
not the thoughts: It is not the frequency of such thoughts that drive the thinking and decision making process. It is the nature of the underlying disorder ... The depth of despair and hopelessness, the level of irritability and impulsivity, a state of drug/ alcohol intoxication.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do thoughts of suicide and killing often go beyond the imagination? Or rarely so?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Yes: Murder rate (2007 figures ) 4.8 per 100, 000 population, suicide rate (2010 ) 11.3 per 100, 000, a suicide occurs every 15 mins in the us.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What might I do to get over thoughts of suicide?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
With help.: Obviously things are not well for you if you are considering suicide. But I am glad that you are taking the step to find out what to do about it. If you have a plan of how to kill yourself that you have the urge to carry out then please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or family member transport you or call 911. If the situation is less acute, please see a psychiatrist or.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How to stop thinking of suicide?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Get help: Reach out to a therapist and get help. If you talk with someone about the thoughts, you will be able to uncover the problems that are bothering you and search together for solutions. As your life situation improves you will not feel as hopeless. You may also want to consider taking anrtidepressants so consider seeing a psychiatrist for a med evaluation.

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