Doctor insights on:
Painless Suicide Methods
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
Cry for help: Overdosing often does not work because the person does not really want to die. They are so unhappy they think overdosing is an answer and it is not. They often alert friends or family...Leave clues so they will be discovered. It is a cry for help and thank goodness it works most of the time. ...Read more
If you are having suicidal thoughts or intent,
please seek immediate help with one of our online doctors or the crisis help line 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
'Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem'
Suicide hurts the people left behind the most.
Antidepressant and talk therapy works.
Most depressive symptoms ease within 3 months without therapy. ...Read more
Expert opinion - should overdosing on pain relievers make someone feel no pain when committing suicide?
Recently had a family member commit suicide by shooting himself in the temple. Was death quick and painless?
So sorry for the: Trauma you and your family are going through. Almost certainly it was a quick and painless death. If you need a little emotional support consider a few sessions w/a grief counselor. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I don't know how to study. Was a bright student, now college dropout, thinking of suicide, don't believe in my methods of studying, whome to visit for cure.
Learning specialist: Dr. Heidi's advice is good. There are specific techniques that you need to master to be successful at studying in college. If you don't pick these up along the way, you'll get into a cycle of academic failure, declining self esteem, the wrong kinds of thoughts and moods, and eventually failure. If the depression has roots elsewhere, these must be addressed as well. ...Read more
I stay confused and depressed all day, lack of confidence on my methods of study, thought of suicide many times, I was a bright student, now dropped out.
Depression: Dear bunny, you sound very low. Please accept treatment. Mental health problems including depression are treatable. You don't have to do this alone. Mental health issues may have impacted your academic performance. Obtaining help can you to get back on track. Please seek help at the nearest er if you believe you might harm or kill yourself at this time. Take care. ...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
1 (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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Languages: English, Spanish
Website: www. Suicidepreventionlifeline. Org
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