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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 (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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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