A member asked:

I am experiencing suicidal thoughts, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) and trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Help is available: A person who has suicidal ideations (thoughts or plans), attempts, or gestures needs medical evaluation and treatment right away. The recommended way to get treatment is to visit an emergency room, by ambulance or by having a companion drive. In the US, the emergency phone number for an ambulance is 911. One can also find suicide prevention hotline numbers online, for her local area.

Answered 6/15/2018


Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

DEPRESSION: If your suicidal thoughts become plans please go to the ER. Otherwise have a physical exam to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM.com sessions. Research indicates with psychotherapy you can change & find better coping mechanisms. If there is a biological reason you are depressed please see a Psychiatrist for medication.

Answered 9/30/2020



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