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How Can You Tell The Difference Between A Suicide Attempt And A Gesture
Take acts seriously: Especially with children and adolescents, there may be a poor understanding of what an action can do. For example, an overdose of tylenol (acetaminophen) may be intended as a "cry for help, " but high enough doses can destroy the liver, which may lead to death. Any suicide attempt, no matter how unlikely to cause harm, merits detailed attention to what is making like seem so bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I tell my therapist about my suicide attempt last week when I see her for my next session? I know I need to tell her but I worry I wont
Holding back: important information will not help therapy and only slow down the healing process. Draw upon your inner courage and it will help you make progress. Start by saying: "I want to tell you something." You can do it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Seek to understand : ; help you. If you are asking if you will be admitted for inpatient psychiatric treatment that depends. If you are imminently suicidal with a plan, intent and a strong urge to act on in - then yes, probably. However, we care for many people on an outpatient basis who have had suicide attempts ; who have suicidal thoughts. It is important to know about the past attempt to give you the best care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do dr's really judge a patient from previous history? I had a suicide attempt in 2009 and feel like I am judged no matter where i go.
Really sorry: U feel judged by drs no matter where u go. Should not be the case. While it is recognized that a history of suicidal attempt increases suicidal risk factor, it should b taken under consideration only 2 help u increase the quality of ur life while encouraging ur resilience strength. U r a survivor, as such u deserve respect & trust as u learned the "tough way" that life is a journey worth 2 live 4. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a patient has a legal "dnr" and they need cpr after a suicide attempt, should I honor dnr and assist with suicide?
Consult Lawyer: There are so many tricky issues surrounding this subject - dnr laws vary from state to state (i didn't see which state you were inquiring about) but it's not something to take lightly, i would say play it safe and consult an attorney experienced in palliative care matters or forensic psychiatry (depending on the situation) on how to move forward with care while honoring elections made beforehand. ...Read more
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