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Least Painful Way To Commit Suicide
ASAP = not healthy !: For most people a 1 to 2 pound weight loss per week is a healthy. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more
Source of help: The suicide prevention hotline will provide crisis support and resources for treatment in most states only a physician can involuntarily hospitalize a patient. Generally a second physician must examine the patient with in 24 hours and if the recommendation is in agreement a probate court hearing must occur before a patient. Is legally "committed" to a mental health facility. ...Read more
Could drinking a lot of whiskey make someone more likely to commit suicide or motivate a suicidal person to actually attempt suicide?
Unfortunately, yes: There is significant evidence to suggest any alcohol misuse predisposes to suicidal behavior through its depressogenic effects. The good news is that effective interventions for problem drinking may help reduce suicide rates and improve quality of life. You're not alone; many of us have had suicidal thoughts at some point in our lives. Ask for help! it is widely available. ...Read more
Situations do differ: Assisted-dying is not illegal in about 5 states in the U.S., so if an adult there has a terminal illness, or is in a comparably bad situation, she has the right as a free American to choose her own destiny. However, many people become suicidal for other reasons, which are often temporary (breaking up with a loved one, loss of a job, etc...), so calling 911 to save them gives them a second chance. ...Read more
Variation: There is no one way to motivate a person, each person has a different form of motivation. Once you find yours it will be easier to change what you want in your life. Think of it as a change for the better rather than a diet or feeling like you are depriving yourself. Once you continue eating right for awhile you should feel much better and have more energy. ...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
Psychiatry can help: The human mind-body is not static. The body, thoughts and feelings are constantly changing. Talk therapy has helped many people to change their mind about suicide. In addition, a psychiatrist can prescribe medications which can be helpful for deep depression. Change is always possible. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Thoughts of suicide: Some people might have frequent thoughts of suicide but never have a strong urge to kill them self. However, another person might not think about suicide often - but might have a strong urge to follow through, with plan & a true intent to die. When one feels utter despair & no longer can find a reason to live or if one is really upset & very impulsive risk may increase. There are always options > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do ERs automatically place you on an involuntary hold when you seek inpatient care for suicidal ideation prior to attempting to harm yourself?
Your saftey: Hi we do this for your saftey. As ER physicians we are obligated to make sure you do not harm yourself. The very thought of killing yourself triggers the invol hold. Then a crisis worker or psychiatrist needs to evalute you and your risk factor and a decision is then made. ...Read more
I have suicidal idealization by no intention to actually commit suicide. I know i will never carry it out, so calling 911 isn't necessary. Help how?
Get Help: National suicide prevention hotline 1-800-273-talk. I would encourage you to talk to a primary care doctor to get a referral for a psychologist/or a qualified mental health professional to figure out what's happening with you. If thoughts of suicide become overwhelming, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room -- they will do psych eval at the er and discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Harming self but not to suicide. Not willing to think in future or fall into relations or get loved. Mostly sick, is it depression?
Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more
Why? Get help ASAP!: Completed suicide is a very permanent things. No matter where a person tries to commit suicide, this person might be dead, or become physically handicapped b/c of suicide attempt for the rest of their life. Look if you feel like you can't help your sx, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more
I'm feeling suicidal every day.... Are there any ways to stop self harming? Or suicidal attempts?
Yes -- get help: If feeling imminently suicidal, go to an er for evaluation and help. Call 911 if you need to. Also, psychiatrists and psychologists are experienced in helping people with this type of problem. There are many types of self-harming behaviors, and these are best helped through ongoing psychotherapy -- including dbt in some cases. You can learn ways other than self-harm to deal with issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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