A 19-year-old male asked:
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suicidal but scared of hospitals and psych units?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Suicidal: That is serious , go to the next er for evaluation and treatment .Mental health treatment and enciroment is not what it used to be...!
Answered on May 1, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Suicidal: I understand you are fearful of these places. However they certainly seems like a better alternative than killing yourself. Please go to the nearest er for help. Take care.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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