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A female asked:

I often think about death and wanting to die. i think about the methods i could kill myself. but i don't actually have a plan to die. am i suicidal?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Suicidal: I often think about death and wanting to die. I think about the methods I could kill myself. But I don't actually have a plan to die. Am I suicidal? ANS: Call your local suicide hot line or 911 now.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Suicidal ideation: These are suicidal thoughts / ideations whether you have it actually planned out or not. The fact that you want to die is significant. I really recommend that you get involved with psychotherapy. If you are currently having thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services
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Last updated May 28, 2020

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