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Is Telling Somebody To Commit Suicide Bad
I read that every 13.7 minutes someone commits suicide. It is the third leading cause of death and beat out auto related deaths. Why world so bad now?
Suicide reason: There are many reasons someone tries suicide, but i think they all can be summarized as the person feels that it is the best option. Their thinking is impaired by mental illness, short sightedness or prejudice. This is why people need help to envision other solutions to their problems. ...Read more
Not A Good Idea: For your relationship with your therapist to be helpful, there needs to be a level of trust so that your therapist can understand you and your situation as completely as possible. Also, your therapist is there to help you live in the healthiest way possible. For your own health, and for the therapist to be able to help you, it is important to be open and honest. ...Read more
My sons committed suicide in 2010, started to have bad dreams that i found him hanging/shooting hs. How do i stop having them?
Suicide: You should seek a counselor. So sorry for your loss. ...Read more
Why do depression medications have a risk of suicide and bad feelings if its meant to be for treating the same type of thing?
Good question: many depressed patients are already suicidal and these medications can sometimes exacerbate suicidal ideation- sad, but true. ...Read more
What do you advise if i was going through my hospital admission paper from a suicide attempt and what is acute hypernatremia and is it bad?
Dehydration: Hypernatremia is dehydration described more scientifically. It literally means high sodium levels in the blood (hyper = high, Na = the chemical abbreviation for sodium). When the balance of salt and water in the blood has much more sodium than H2O, this is referred to medically as hypernatremia. ...Read more
Methlyprednisolone USP 4mgpack for inflamation saliva stone. scared to take it cause of the bad side effects. Ive read about suicide on this drug.
That is a very rare: side effect and should not effect your ability to take it as it will treat your problem ...Read more
I've had some depression lately and normally i'm quite a happy person. It got so bad that I had thoughts of suicide. Should I take antidepressants?
Get Evaluation: It sounds like you have seen a change and that you are struggling with your emotions. If you are having thoughts of death, or thoughts of harming/killing yourself, then an evaluation for treatment would be a good step to take. ...Read more
I'm 28 and have a clean bill of health but still having constant chest pains, pounding and acid relfux ( allergic to ppi). I have bad anxiety ( new) & ocd. I'm always tired ( weight?). I'm having daily thoughts of suicide over all this. What do I do?
CBT: 28 year old lady with palpitations, new bad anxiety, and acid reflux . First of all, you need to realize that you should never ever hurt yourself, and reach out for help. You have several medical problems that need specialist referrals. Please reach out to a Psychiatrist on healthtap ASAP and do Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to get some relief from this stressful situation. Good luck. ...Read more
What are you asking?: As a pathologist who has seen so much of this, I want to urge you to think instead, "How can I make my own life enjoyable, and help others to do the same?" Your physician can help you find resources to escape from abusive / impossible situations, learn new skills and find real warmth and love. ...Read more
Sx awareness: Work with your therapist and psychiatrist on sx awareness and monitoring as well as triggers for your depression and suicidal thoughts. Work on a plan of action now for the time when crisis does return -- help you be better prepared. Focus on the things that work for you right now and embrace the positive experiences around you, however small they might seem. 1-800-273-talk (8255). ...Read more
Hopelessness: Sadness, isolation, recent crisis, giving important personal things away, talk or threats of suicide, not eating or taking care of oneself. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, please call the crisis call center at 1-800-273-8255 or text ctl to 741741. You can also call 911. ...Read more
There is hope: - even if it doesn't seem that way right now. With help may come hope. Please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Suicidal thoughts: Get help immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. You can call your own physician or therapist, or go to an er. You can call 911. You can also call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you've been depressed there is certainly help for you. You may need inpatient hospitalization first, followed by ongoing outpatient treatment thereafter. Psychiatrists and psychologists can help. ...Read more
That really depends: Someone who talks about suicide when intoxicated may need to sober up. Someone dealing with an acute problem, may need to see that there are other solutions besides suicide. Someone who is despondent, has lost hope & is chronically suicidal - may need much more time. There is no one-size fits all answer. It all depends on the person & where they are at. ...Read more
Imagination: Being an intelligent and creative human being (with enough time to ponder) you will think about all sorts of things and theoretical possibilities. This is not a problem by itself. These thoughts become problematic when they begin interfering with your life in some way or if you intend to commit suicide. There's no need to be afraid of our own thoughts--we can always change the channel. ...Read more
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ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! After the crisis is over find s reputable psychotherapist to help you deal with what's bothering you. ...Read more
No, but ....: Suicide risk assessment is difficult and far from an exact science. Depression often leads to thoughts of suicide but who will take their own life and when ? Risk is increased when some who is depressed is also anxious agitated and or impulsive. More women attempt suicide while more men succeed.Substance abuse, bipolar disorder, history of suicide attempts, family history of suicide, are red flags. ...Read more
Call your physician: Or visit the emergency room. I am VERY, VERY glad that you failed. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and if you're able to use HealthTap, you can find something better. 99% of people who try and fail are glad, one year later, that they are alive. Folks are ready to help you get out of abusive / impossible situations & learn new skills & find real love. ...Read more
You do: Please talk with someone. If you're healthy enough to write healthtap, you can do something to manage whatever pain, confusion, abusive life situation, or mood problem that is causing you this distress. Phone a suicide help line, then make an appointment with your personal physician. Of people who've failed an attempt, 99% are glad one year later that they did. ...Read more
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