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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Suicidal Thoughts (Overview)

Suicide is the act of deliberately taking one's own life. Suicidal behavior is any deliberate action with potentially life-threatening consequences, such as taking a drug overdose or deliberately crashing a car.


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How to stop suicidal thoughts??

How to stop suicidal thoughts??

Suicidal thoughts: suicidal thoughts are always concerning. If you are seriously considering suicide and have developed a plan I would recommend that you seek help immediately. In general, suicidal thoughts are the result of depression, and are the result of a desire to flee from a difficult situation. However, they are a warning that you need help. If you cannot control them I would go to the ER immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
60 doctors shared insights

Suicidal Thoughts (Overview)

Suicide is the act of deliberately taking one's own life. Suicidal behavior is any deliberate action with potentially life-threatening consequences, such as taking a drug overdose or deliberately crashing a car.


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Why do I have suicidal thoughts?

Why do I have suicidal thoughts?

See below: Find a psychologist or therapist to help you find triggers of your suicidal thoughts. Establish stress management, self-care routine, get involved in the activities that bring you a sustained sense of joy. Consider medication if feel that no longer can cope. Below is the number for national suicide prevention lifeline1-800-273-talk (8255). ...Read more

Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso Dr. Dellosso
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Suicidal thoughts (Tip)

Our thoughts control our feelings and behaviors. Keep your thoughts positive. The rest will follow! ...See more

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Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts (Checklist)

Talk to a trusted friend or family member about how you feel
daily
Go see your primary doctor
monthly
Ask for a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist
once
Add a positive thought to every negative thought
3x day
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How can I stop suicidal thoughts?

How can I stop suicidal thoughts?

Psychotherapy: Please, get in psychotherapy & work on underlying emotional issues... Wishing u well! ...Read more

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Why do people have suicidal thoughts?

Why do people have suicidal thoughts?

Suicidal thoughts : Can occur for many reasons but usually involve a desperate search for an escape or relief from pain, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, or undesired consequences (prison, illness, divorce, exposure of a secret) or as a way to punish self or others. When someone feels depressed, helpless and hopeless, death may seem like the only answer. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
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Suicidal thoughts (Tip)

Do recognize loss, helplessness, futility, and share with family and therapists. Avoid isolation. ...See more

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What can be done for suicidal thoughts?

Get Help: Suicidal thoughts may be a sign of a serious mental health condition that needs effective treatment. Not getting effective treatment is a major factor in completed suicide. See your doctor. Get a referral to a psychiatrist. You may also want to check out this web page which can help you cope with the moment to moment challenges - http://www.Metanoia.Org/suicide/. ...Read more

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What's a way to ease my suicidal thoughts?

You get professional: Help. The starting point is a comprehensive psychological assessment. Talking therapy is important. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very effective. You may need medications. If you have active thoughts about killing yourself with a plan - then you need to be seen asap at the nearest emergency room. There is hope. You are worthy of getting excellent treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Suicidal thoughts (Tip)

Do not treat your depression alone, have a support network. ...See more

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How can you make suicidal thoughts go away?

How can you make suicidal thoughts go away?

Trust a therapist : Obviously having suicidal thoughts can be life threatening. There needs to be an evaluation by a mental health professional so you can develop a treatment plan where you are treated in a safe environment. This will mostly likely involve talking therapy with a therapist possibly with medication. Sometimes family members may also be involved. A physical checkup may also be included. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have suicidal thoughts?

What should I do if I have suicidal thoughts?

See below: Find a psychologist or therapist to help you find triggers of your suicidal thoughts. Establish stress management, self-care routine, get involved in the activities that bring you a sustained sense of joy. Consider medication if feel that no longer can cope. Below is the number for national suicide prevention lifeline1-800-273-talk (8255). ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Seaman Dr. Seaman
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Suicidal thoughts (Tip)

Its ok to be sad, and best not to do it alone. Isolation is poison so please reach out. ...See more

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What's a good way to address suicidal thoughts?

What's a good way to address suicidal thoughts?

See below: Find a psychologist or therapist to help you find triggers of your suicidal thoughts. Establish stress management, self-care routine, get involved in the activities that bring you a sustained sense of joy. Consider medication if feel that no longer can cope. Below is the number for national suicide prevention lifeline1-800-273-talk (8255). ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
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Suicidal thoughts (Tip)

Do seek medical ; psychological support. Don't attribute too much importance to most things in life. ...See more

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Are there any meds to help with suicidal thoughts?

Are there any meds to help with suicidal thoughts?

Yes: The first step is to see your doctor for thorough evaluation so he/she knows what is being treated (including rule out medical cause) since suicidal thoughts can occur in many disorders. In depressive disorders, antidepressants often help reduce suicidal thinking. In bipolar disorder, mood stabilizers such as lithium cuts the risk of suicidal thinking. Clozaril (clozapine) reduces risk in those with psychosis. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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Suicidal thoughts (Tip)

Even when life feels awful, things can get better - but only if you're breathing! stay in there! ...See more

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What are some common symptoms of suicidal thoughts?

What are some common symptoms of suicidal thoughts?

Actually suicidal: thoughts are one of the symptoms of depression. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, speak to a psychologist or psychiatrist ASAP. They can help you or them deal with the underlying depression. A combination of medication and psychotherapy can help prevent the suicidal thoughts and/or actions which could end a life unnecessarily. ...Read more

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Do all teenagers have suicidal thoughts at some point?

Do all teenagers have suicidal thoughts at some point?

No: When a teenager shares suicidal thought it is a call for help, that young person really needs to be hooked up with a helping professional experienced with teens. ...Read more

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