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Least Painful Way To Commit Suicide
My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?
Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have anxiety from molestation. I tried to kill myself at least 3 times but have thoughts about suicide everyday, should I go to a mental hospital?
Probably.: You then will need therapy with someone familiar with the special needs of sexual trauma survivors. You do need to go to a hospital that knows how to assess trauma and stabilize in appropriate ways. You will probably Ned to consider medications for the depressive symptoms and learn coping skills to deal with the suicidal ideations. Please take action soon! ...Read more
Seek counseling now : Please call a counselor immediately if you are feeling so lost that you are even remotely considering such a thing. Life is a beautiful thing, but sometimes we need someone to wipe the fog off our glasses to see the while picture. You are special and unique. You are worthwhile and there are people who love you dearly. Find someone to guide you thru whatever crisis you are in! Please! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Why don't people commit suicide when they find out cancer or do they in a way because they delay seeking help?
It's treatable: When I was a kid, we cured two out of six serious cancers; in my med school days three, now it's four out of six. Even when it's incurable, we usually have something pretty good to give cancer patients more good time. If you're concerned you may have cancer, please get seen, and even at the end we can manage the illness for your comfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
911: They should seek medical attention immediately at the nearest emergency room. Most states have procedures whereby emergency room physicians can obtain immediate psychiatric consultations or hold patients who are an imminent danger to themselves until they can be admitted to acute psychiatric facilities. If a person is unwilling to seek help, most states also have provisions for protective custody. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it norm to wonder what it would feel like to commit suicide? I wonder about this daily. 2 failed attempts in past but never treated.
No, not "norm": Most people have had at least fleeting thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives, but having these daily is a danger sign. Even more alarming is the fact that you've attempted to kill yourself twice in the past -- yet have not sought help. Please see a psychiatrist asap for evaluation of these thoughts and how you are feeling. There is help, and you can come to appreciate your life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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