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How To Commit Suicide Without Pain
I'm going to commit suicide because i'm addicted to illegal drugs and i don't know how to tell anyone.
Therapy is private: You can call a psychologist, psychiatrist or other type of mental health professional and no one has to know you did. In fact, what you tell that doctor is confidential. You can feel secure that whatever you are feeling is confidential unless you are an imminent threat to yourself or someone else and a few other exceptions to confidentiality. ...Read more
Call 911: Any answer to this question provided here must include the recommendation to call 911, call a healthcare provider if you have one, or go to emergency room. People may rarely, occasionally, or frequently think about death, or want to end their lives without a serious plan or intent to do so. This question is an active search for a plan which may mean imminent harm. Call 911 or someone ASAP. ...Read more
No: No one has the right to commit murder — murder is illegal by definition. Perhaps you are asking whether ptsd can render a killer "not guilty by reason of insanity." only a jury can decide this, but in theory it's possible if the person could not tell right from wrong, or truly didn't know what he was doing, at the time of the act. States differ in their acceptance of the insanity defense. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call 911: If your friend confides that they are feeling suicidal, call 911, even if they don't want you to. This is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. That is the best way to help them. Go with them to the emergency room and remain supportive. Talk to the professionals there to get a more comprehensive explanation of how you can help. Call 911 or go the emergency room immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emergency evaluation: Someone who tried to commit suicide needs to be seen in an emergency room to be treated first for any damage caused by their attempt. Once medically stable they need psychiatric evaluation to review the crisis leading to the attempt, and whether inpatient treatment is needed. The person may be hospitalized for more reliable diagnosis, and a start at treating the underlying problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Overcoming addiction is a process and not a place. You have to certainly detox off of your addicting substances, of course. But you really need to change the people that you hang out with and frequenting the places that your get your drugs. It is possible to do. Many patients benefit from suboxone for opioid withdrawal avoidance. It can be done diy but it realies a lot more on your determination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can/should you go to ED/ER for suicidal ideation & self-harm? I've been in for suicide attempts but not sure what would happen.
Might be a good idea: . Hopefully, you'll be treated w/ respect and concern. No one can guarantee you about what would happen. Each hospital and each Dr might be different in how they handle this and your presentation will be important too. Try to find someone you trust to go with you. They can help it go well. ...Read more
Any way to cope with suicidal ideation & self-harm urges without ER or psychiatrists? sertraline making urges worse, any way to counteract the meds?
Big Questions: There is plenty to read online on suicidality & how to help yourself & someone has prescribed meds for you.But without meeting with a good therapist to evaluate your urges,teach you skills for managing them & determine whether medication needs to be re-evaluated, you are isolated with a dangerous problem. Do this work in therapy &you may end up never having to cope with these urges any more. ...Read more
Please tell me what will doctors do to help save someone who attempted suicide by cutting their wrist?
You can be admitted : You can be admitted into a psychiatric ward of a hospital or inpatient setting for observation. These would include psychiatric , psychological testing. And quite possible a medication stabilizing regimen. As well ongoing appointment with counselors, doctors' etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT: Recovery from bulimia is a long-term process, and trying to do it alone is not likely to work. It's best to build a treatment team that includes your primary care physician, psychiatrist, psychologist or other therapist, and nutritionist. These professionals can work with you for sustainable recovery from this serious illness which can lead to death. Please see your family physician and begin. ...Read more
How to control intrusive thoughts and overcome OCD without help of psychiatrist ?
Can you please tell me any self help tips.
Cognitive retraining: If you don't want medication to help these symptoms then try the therapy part of the treatment by development a mindfulness to your thoughts feelings and actions. As you stay in the moment and aware of patterns and triggers to negative behaviors, use competitive thought or action to retrain brain to extinguish unwanted behavior to more appropriate ones. ...Read more
Good question: You might say something like, 'just as we should take our cars in for maintenance and normal repair, so too we can also use a type of emotional repair at times in life and that can happen in therapy.' i appreciate your care for you friend. ...Read more
Get help now: Please go to an emergency room now to get help. You are in a crisis and don't have to suffer. Am guessing depression or maybe stresses that seem unbearable have overwhelmed you so you feel hopeless and alone. You don't have to feel this way. Depression is treatable. Problems can be solved if you reach out and don't give up on yourself. Or call, in the US: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Good question, as medication should be a last resort! practice sound "sleep hygiene." try relaxation techniques & consider 5-htp, magnesium, valerian and other natural remedies. For much more info see http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/blog/owning-pink/201106/how-treat-insomnia-naturally & http://altmedicine.About.Com/cs/conditionsitoq/a/insomnia.Htm & http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02037/sleep-aid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Snoring: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on your back ( sew a pocket in a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it ). See an ENT to make sure that there isn't a problem with deviated septum, tonsils or adenoids. Use breathe rite strips. Take medications for allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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