A 41-year-old member asked:
what should i do when your husband won't take vital medications. is he trying to commit suicide?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 58 years experience
NOT SIMPLE: There are many reasons why people avoid medication - fear, stigma, hopelessness, lack of information, etc. You husband needs help to express what is holding him back before he will change his behavior. Psychotherapy may help him be open about this and change.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Is physician-assisted suicide ethical?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
It is not legal: People with terminal illnesses need not suffer pain/ indignity. Discussing one's views re: faith, life, death, and medical care with one's doctor is very important as is having an advanced health care directive and polst made. Hospice can make the experience before natural death more humane. One need not resort in suicide; which is not legal, moral, biblical, and many think, not ethical.
6.1k viewsReviewed Jan 21, 2021
A 44-year-old member asked:
If I am thinking about committing suicide, where should I go for help?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Call your doctor: You should call your doctor right away if you are thinking about suicide. Failing that- call 911 and/or a suicide prevention or support hotline in your area. Do not take such thoughts lightly and get help as soon as possible.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
I want to kill myself. What should I do?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Get help now!: This is a serious matter that requires your best efforts to get professional help as soon as possible! don't wait - there is help available, even if you have to start at the emergency room.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
How can you help a friend who want to commit suicide ?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Call 911: If your friend confides that they are feeling suicidal, call 911, even if they don't want you to. This is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. That is the best way to help them. Go with them to the emergency room and remain supportive. Talk to the professionals there to get a more comprehensive explanation of how you can help. Call 911 or go the emergency room immediately.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 43-year-old member asked:
What are the ways one can commit suicide painlessly if terminally ill.?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
State laws: Some states, notably oregon and washington have laws on physician assisted suicide. Healthtap is not a proper forum to dispense advice on this topic.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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