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How Do You Tell The Difference Between A Drug Overdose From Suicide Attempt
Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more
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 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
Therapist&shrink say purposely o.d.ing w drugs is suicide attempt. I say no cuz I'd take 20 more pills rather than 2. I like the risk. Who's right?
Drug Dependence: I understand your unhappiness with your therapist and shrink’s opinion. Feel good about your achievements. Feel Blessings of 3 Million air sacs in your lungs due to which you are alive. Life was given to you as a GIFT! Respect this gift of life. Go to a National park and Feel the Wonders of Creation! Have Spirit of Adventure, not risk taking. See another Psychiatrist for Treatment ...Read more
What happens to your health if you survive a suicide attempt after overdosing on Tylenol PM and Xanax?
Could be bad: Damage to your liver would be the worst problem although too much Xanax could also cause respiratory suppression that could lead to a hypoxic brain injury. However, there is also a chance that there is no physical damage. It would be important to follow up with a psychiatrist or mental health provider! Stay safe! ...Read more
Can an overdose of Aleve (suicide attempt) cause a heart arrhythmia? If so, is my heart in danger after the fact? Will the arrhythmia go away?
Glad that you care: I'm happy a change of heart has occurred for you with respect to valuing your life! The other change of heart is almost never life-threatening. It ' just a period of too fast or slow beats not due to organ disease and doesn't damage the heart.Yet, it's not pleasant . Your doctor might be able to help symptomatically. During the OD, blood chem may have caused it - but that's then, not now. Live! ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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