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Dr. Donald Alves
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Feeling Suicidal (Overview)

Feeling suicidal is when someone has thoughts, desires/ urges to take their own life or to take an action that would cause their death (like suicide by cop).


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What to do if I'm feeling suicidal, please help me?

What to do if I'm feeling suicidal, please help me?

Suicidal thoughts: If you are having active thoughts about killing yourself with plan or intent get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. If suicide thoughts are not accompanied by plan or intent > ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
54 doctors shared insights

Feeling Suicidal (Overview)

Feeling suicidal is when someone has thoughts, desires/ urges to take their own life or to take an action that would cause their death (like suicide by cop).


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If i go to a&e after taking an od, still feeling suicidal, would i be sectioned if i told them i would try again to kill myself?

If i go to a&e after taking an od, still feeling suicidal, would i be sectioned if i told them i would try again to kill myself?

Tell them: If you still feel depresssed, you need further treatment. Please be fair to yourself and whoever and whatever you care abouand let them know. ...Read more

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Feeling suicidal (Tip)

Create a safety plan with loved ones and your provider. ...See more

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts (Checklist)

Know the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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I'm feeling suicidal.I was cleaning underneath my oven in a dirty, dusty, space &i used a pin to place dirt in a cut that cut on my arm.Will get ill?

I'm feeling suicidal.I was cleaning underneath my oven in a dirty, dusty, space &i used a pin to place dirt in a cut that cut on my arm.Will get ill?

Take action now: I'm sorry you're feeling so bad. If you're feeling suicidal and it's an emergency, please call 911 immediately--now. But, if you have had these feelings for a while and you're not under a doctor's care, please call now to make an appointment. Self-harm of any kind won't bring you the relief that you want. Work with a professional and get yourself on track for feeling better. Call for help. ...Read more

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Suicide prevention - what do you do when a patient is feeling suicidal?

Suicide prevention - what do you do when a patient is feeling suicidal?

Prompt evaluation: Reach out, try to establish trust. Address issue directly, ask if the patient has a formal plan: if s/he has access to lethal means/poor judgement & support -> hospital. Otherwise consider making a written "contract" for safely and evaluate for psych disorder or significant stressors. If safe, consider rx, counseling, alcohol rehab. Depression is a terrible disease, reach out and be a real friend. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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Feeling suicidal (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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Feeling Good (Checklist)

Aim for six to eight hours of sleep daily
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Eat fruits and veggies, and less processed, and junk food
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Try stretching, relaxation exercises, and yoga at night to unwind
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Engage in safe, pleasant, recreational activities
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Mom gets depressed, I think she is feeling suicidal. What can I do as a teenager?

Mom gets depressed, I think she is feeling suicidal. What can I do as a teenager?

Talk about it: In an emergency, call 9-1-1. If it hasn't reached that point yet, talk to her about her depression and ask her if she has thoughts of suicide. Tell her to call her doctor right away and get the help she needs. If she doesn't get help and you're still worried, talk to a trusted family member. If no one is available, talk to a teacher, or school counselor. Again, when in doubt call 9-1-1. ...Read more

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Im feeling suicidal?

What to do.: Get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. I am glad that you wrote in. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Feeling suicidal (Tip)

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

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What do you do to stop feeling suicidal?

What do you do to stop feeling suicidal?

See below: Find a psychotherapist where you can create a crisis plan for when symptoms return. Discuss what trigger your suicidal thoughts. Consider meds if there's a need. The national suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-talk (8255): you can also call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if feelings of suicidality are hard to control. ...Read more

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If I am feeling suicidal what should I do?

If I am feeling suicidal what should I do?

Get help: Call 911. Call your family doctor. Call the national suicide hotline. Call your county's crisis line. There are caring, concerned professionals ready to be of assistance. If the phone calling seems too hard, then get yourself to the local hospital. ...Read more

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Feeling suicidal (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 can you do if you are feeling suicidal?

What can you do if you are feeling suicidal?

If you feel suicidal: Even a bit, you should reach out and get help from a therapist. You do not have to wait until you feel worse, speaking with someone will help you uncover why you feel so bad and help you find ways to overcome whatever challenges are bringing you down. You may need medication or psychotherapy may be enough. Get some help and let us know how it goes, your experience may help someone else. ...Read more

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Feeling suicidal (Tip)

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

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What should I do when I am feeling suicidal?

Tell someone: Tell someone you trust right away and ask them to help you go to a doctor. Don't try to wait for it to get better on it's own. ...Read more

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What do they do when you are feeling suicidal?

What do they do when you are feeling suicidal?

Talk to you: The doctor will talk to you to see how bad you are feeling and if there is any other reason besides depression that could cause you to feel that way. They will see if you are safe to go home or need to be admitted to the hospital so you can continue to talk to a counsellor and maybe even start medicine. ...Read more

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Feeling suicidal (Tip)

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