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Dr. James Krick
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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. James Krick
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?

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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Can you tell me, are constant thoughts of suicide something to worry about?

Can you tell me, are constant thoughts of suicide something to worry about?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ...Read more

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Is thoughts of suicide not normal? How many people have such thoughts? A lot?

Is thoughts of suicide not normal?  How many people have such thoughts?  A lot?

Some: Many people have fleeting thoughts of life being over or even dying - when these become more frequent or you actually wish you would die then you need help. These are all signs of depression and thoughts of taking your life needs to be addressed. Talk with your doctor and get the help you need. ...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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What might I do to get over thoughts of suicide?

With help.: Obviously things are not well for you if you are considering suicide. But I am glad that you are taking the step to find out what to do about it. If you have a plan of how to kill yourself that you have the urge to carry out then please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or family member transport you or call 911. If the situation is less acute, please see a psychiatrist or. ...Read more

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What is the best way to overcome thoughts of suicide?

What is the best way to overcome thoughts of suicide?

Tell someone : First you need to tell someone about this, so you can get help. You could be very depressed, and not recognizing the finality of suicide. You may have lost hope, and need to borrow someone else's for awhile. When you get treated for this, you will feel better, and then it's important to consider your life purpose. Could be kids or pets who depend on you, even. We need a vision for our lives. ...Read more

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Is having thoughts of suicide a symptom of menopause?

Is having thoughts of suicide a symptom of menopause?

Not directly: Having thoughts of suicide can happen with severe depression, as well as some other psychiatric conditions. Women going through menopause may experience depression. If you are having these thoughts, please see your physician, go to an er, call 911, or the help line at 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- there is help and hope. ...Read more

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What can I do to combat my returning thoughts of suicide?

What can I do to combat my returning thoughts of suicide?

See below: Find a psychotherapist where you can create a crisis plan for when feeling suicidal. Discuss what triggers your suicidal thoughts. Consider meds if there's a need. The national suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-talk (8255): you can also call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if feelings of suicidality are hard to control. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is thoughts of suicide a sign of menopause?

Can you answer, is thoughts of suicide a sign of menopause?

Oh my -- no!: Women go through menopause all the time without feeling or thinking of suicide. However, depression frequently brings such thoughts, and depression may intensify during menopause. Please see your doctor now about this. You can also go directly to an emergency room, call 911, or call the help line: 1-800-273-talk (8255). Depression can be treated, and you can live your life beyond this. ...Read more

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Can frequent thoughts of suicide convince you it's a good idea?

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 more

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I am having fatal thoughts of suicide. What are some resources I can use to get help?

I am having fatal thoughts of suicide. What are some resources I can use to get help?

1(800) SUICIDE: If u're already seeing a therapist/psychiatrist, call them immediately... If not, (or even if you are) you could call national suicide hotlines at (800)suicide or (800)273-talk also, 911 is an option as well. After this crisis has been stabilized, make sure to be seeing a psychotherapist &/or a psychiatrist regularly. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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