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How can you tell the difference between a suicide attempt and a gesture?

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 more

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Is cutting a sign of a true suicide attempt or just a gesture?

Is cutting a sign of a true suicide attempt or just a gesture?

It Varies: Some people who cut do so with the desire or wish to die. More often, they are not really trying to kill themselves, but are looking for a way to cope with and express overwhelming feelings of distress and turmoil. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a drug overdose from suicide attempt?

How do you tell the difference between a drug overdose from suicide attempt?

Same: Please make sure this very hurt person gets excellent treatment from a really good psychiatrist.
When? Tomorrow 9:00 am. ...Read more

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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 won't

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 won't

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

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What will a shrink do if I told them about a suicide attempt?

What will a shrink do if I told them about a suicide attempt?

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 more

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Is this suicide attempt or reckless behavior?

Is this suicide attempt or reckless behavior?

Both: As you give more specific history to the psychiatrist, believe me, you'll know. Best moulah you ever spent.
I be watchin, real close! ...Read more

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Does the army let people in with a suicide attempt on their medical records?

Does the army let people in with a suicide attempt on their medical records?

Not with an attempt: Military standard: 'history of suicidal behavior, including gesture (s) or attempt (s) (300.9), or history of self-mutilation, is disqualifying'. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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If a patient has a legal "dnr" and they need cpr after a suicide attempt, should I honor dnr and assist with suicide?

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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If a person swallows a fentanyl patch n suicide attempt but regrets it, what will happen at the hospital?

If a person swallows a fentanyl patch n suicide attempt but regrets it, what will happen at the hospital?

Effect of Fentanyl: After you go to hospital Fentanyl needs to be flushed out of your body. If you are not suppose to take drug than it may have serious effects. Your doctor can monitor you in hospital for the 36 hrs or till you are stabilized.
You will also need psychiatric help for your underlying depression! ...Read more

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How can I fake a suicide attempt so people will care?

How can I fake a suicide attempt so people will care?

Please don't: Please talk to your parents about how you are feeling. Is there a counselor at school? Better yet, working with a therapist can help to explore this and assist you to find better ways to get your needs met. Take care. ...Read more

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Could a failed suicide attempt have life long issues?

Could a failed suicide attempt have life long issues?

It is possible: When you say life long issues do you mean will the failed attempt cause change? Change can be either positive or negative. Make it a positive one by learning why the attempt was made and adjust your thoughts and behaviors to improve your life. Work with a therapist to assist you. If you are still having thoughts of harming yourself, please contact your local mental health association or 911. ...Read more

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Would a recent suicide attempt effect me in the future?

For the better: There's a stigma in having made an attempt, and rightly so -- but when people see you are working hard to get your life back together, learning useful skills, avoiding getting trapped in problem relationships, and trying to be the best person you can be, you'll discover you suddenly have troops of friends. Hurrah for you just for having had the courage to ask. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you welcome someone home after a suicide attempt?

How can you welcome someone home after a suicide attempt?

With open arms: The person may be feeling uncomfortable or ashamed, so it's important to receive them however they are in the moment. Welcome them back into the family; be open to their need to talk. Listen. Share in return. Give affection and hugs. Give them a part in preparing meals, setting table, etc. Take walks with them. Let them know you're glad they're alive. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for someone after a suicide attempt?

What is the procedure for someone after a suicide attempt?

Suicide attempt: Protect patient from further harm & medically stabilize. Admission for medical care and psychiatric treatment is often indicated. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a failed helium suicide attempt?

Being glad: Among physically healthy people who have made serious attempts and failed, ninety-nine percent are glad, one year later, that they failed. I can't address possible brain damage from this experience but if it's not obvious, it probably hasn't happened. Embrace life -- as the old folk tale goes, "You can find something better than death anywhere." ...Read more

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Do I have the legal right to refuse treatment after a suicide attempt?

Do I have the legal right to refuse treatment after a suicide attempt?

No: You cannot refuse treatment if you are deemed a danger to yourself and you have been put on an involutary hold by a physician until you are cleared by a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Would you be allowed to refuse medical treatment after a suicide attempt?

No.: Your action (s) demonstrated you are not in a (mental) state to make decisions on your own behalf when feeling / attempting suicide, so emergency care, including psychological evaluation, can be performed without your consent. Many states have "emergency petitions" or "psych holds" for this. Cooperation speeds process and help/care for you. Refusal often results in involuntary psych hospital stay. ...Read more

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