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Is Cutting A Sign Of A True Suicide Attempt Or Just A Gesture
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
Am so focused on past abuse lately, and why do I keep seeing my past suicide attempt... ...just got out of mental health unit. flashbacks & nightmare?
Don't face it alone: Find a provider specializing in treating patients with history of abuse. Follow up with your discharge plan/appointments from the hospital. Meanwhile, focus on the present, if flashback hits, try to focus on the 'now" environment rather than the past. Do relaxation, sleep hygiene, mindfulness. Stay med adherent to help manage your symptoms better. All the best! ...Read more
I keep mixing and taking too many pills(opiates, benzos, alcohol&more) because it's dangerous.It's not a suicide attempt I just don't know what it is?
Addiction?: You are the one who is in charge of your life. You are already aware that you are putting your life in danger. Strongly encourage you to consider working with an addiction medicine specialist instead of bringing the issue to an on-line information site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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