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Dr. Donald Alves
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Feeling Suicidal (Overview)

Suicidal symptoms include depression, a desire to hurt oneself or others, and a desire to get one's affairs in orders. These and other symptoms should be taken seriously with psychiatric evaluation.


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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)

Suicidal symptoms include depression, a desire to hurt oneself or others, and a desire to get one's affairs in orders. These and other symptoms should be taken seriously with psychiatric evaluation.


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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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Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts (Tip)

Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts

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

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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

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Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts (Tip)

Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts

Do recognize loss, helplessness, futility, and share with family and therapists. Avoid isolation. ...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
10 min, daily, forever
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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