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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Thoughts Of Suicide (Overview)

Any thoughts about killing or hurting oneself should be treated seriously, The first step is to see a mental health professional immediately. I f that can't be arranged right away , one should go to the ER or Urgent Care. SOme people have such thoughts but don't act on them but you need to have a professional evaluate you and the thoughts and work out a treatment plan. Treatment works!


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What could be the cause of depression, thoughts of suicide and abnormal sleeping patterns?

What could be the cause of depression, thoughts of suicide and abnormal sleeping patterns?

Depression: Clinical Depression can encompass the symptoms of suicidal thoughts, sleep disturbances and depressed mood. Active suicidal thoughts with plan warrant emergency room evaluation. Psychiatric admission is sometimes indicated if risk is high. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
60 doctors shared insights

Thoughts Of Suicide (Overview)

Any thoughts about killing or hurting oneself should be treated seriously, The first step is to see a mental health professional immediately. I f that can't be arranged right away , one should go to the ER or Urgent Care. SOme people have such thoughts but don't act on them but you need to have a professional evaluate you and the thoughts and work out a treatment plan. Treatment works!


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Is it normal to have thoughts of suicide as a teen?

Is it normal to have thoughts of suicide as a teen?

No: It is never normal at any age. Seek medical help from your doctor or hospital immediately. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I prevent having thoughts of suicide?

See below: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a hotline 1-800-273-8255. You can speak to trusted family or friends. Don't keep your emotional pain inside. Seek the help of a mental health specialist. Call 911 or go to the nearest ER if you think you might be in imminent danger of harming yourself. Your loved ones and many other people will miss you!! ...Read more

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Who can someone go to get help if he or she is having thoughts of suicide?

Listen --: Of all the facts and figures i ever learned in my years as a physician, the one that's helped the most is this -- consistently, in studies of people who are in reasonable physical health who have tried to end their lives but failed, 99% are happy, one year later, that they failed. 99%. Remember it, even when things seem darkest. You can escape from an abusive relationship, a bad job, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have thoughts about suicide?

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

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Is it normal to have thoughts of suicide as a teen?

No: It is never normal at any age. Seek medical help from your doctor or hospital immediately. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of thoughts of suicide. What should I do?

I'm having a lot of thoughts of suicide. What should I do?

Suicide/DIAL 911: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week 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

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What is the definition or description of: Thoughts of suicide?

What is the definition or description of: Thoughts of suicide?

Immediate Evaluation: Any thoughts about killing or hurting oneself should be treated seriously, The first step is to see a mental health professional immediately. I f that can't be arranged right away , one should go to the ER or Urgent Care. SOme people have such thoughts but don't act on them but you need to have a professional evaluate you and the thoughts and work out a treatment plan. Treatment works! ...Read more

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Who can someone go to get help if he or she is having thoughts of suicide?

Listen --: Of all the facts and figures i ever learned in my years as a physician, the one that's helped the most is this -- consistently, in studies of people who are in reasonable physical health who have tried to end their lives but failed, 99% are happy, one year later, that they failed. 99%. Remember it, even when things seem darkest. You can escape from an abusive relationship, a bad job, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

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