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What Are The Ways One Can Commit Suicide Painlessly If Terminally Ill
Are high # of failed suicide attempts b/c people unconsciously want to fail or because or because suicide is quite difficult?
What is the point in taking someone off life support if they are sick aren't they gonna die anyway?
If suicide were accepted, then people could get lethal injections at hospitals with organ harvest benefiting others and less botched suicide attempts?
No: In many instances of suicide, the organs are not usable due to trauma, illness, or exposure to toxins, anoxia, etc. So this is not a viable solution for "organ harvest." also, suicidal thoughts or attempts often come from mental illness, which can be treated. There are places allowing assisted suicide, but it requires thorough evaluation by at least 2 physicians & a competent patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi docs, can you tell me if suicidal thoughts are an indication of the extent of depression or are they simply dangerous?
Can be: Suicidal thoughts arise very often during the pessimism ; hopelessness of depression, although sometimes these thoughts occur even when not depressed. (it crosses everyone's mind occasionally.) such thoughts present the danger that the person will act on them — more likely when depressed, confused, or on alcohol/drugs. For frequent or strong thoughts of suicide talk to a therapist or call 911. ...Read more
I need more info: Who is being cruel, a boss, teacher, strangers, family members? The answer would be different depending on who is the offender. Sometime to a stranger saying, "you don't know why my sister is behaving this way and what you are saying is hurtful, " is enough to embarrass them or have them ask. Many people simply do not understand mental illness and need education. Ask again if this is not enough. ...Read more
NOT meet criteria: Suicide means dead--so too late individuals who are brain dead can be organ donors and their organs can be used for transplantation. Brain death occurs when the brain is totally and irreversibly non-functional. Brain death is caused by not enough blood supply of oxygen which causes the brain cells to die. When tests show a complete loss of brain function, the brain has died and the person is dead. ...Read more
What are the 8 step if a choking person becomes unconscious, what steps should be taken to secure them assistance?
Choking: Calm yourself apply heimlich by standing behind the person reaching around making afist with one had and cupping it with the other and applying a sharp forceful serious jerk upwards to cause the air in their lungs to blow out their mouth if they have already passed out lay them on their back and straddle their waist and put your hands together like as above and push upwards hard and fast once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A/W Dr. Lavi: A person who is very suicidal might see killing themself as their only option. When you invite other people to help you - they can help one to see that suicide is not the only option. Dispensing with tunnel vision can help to save lives. 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 1 more doctor answer
Is it common to protect and be paranoid of there spouse about bad things they done to them they are doing or have done to borderline personality dis?
Yes: The woman with ptsd and borderline personality disorder will likely be protective of her husband. She may shield the outside world from what is going on within the household. This is very similar to the stockholm syndrome. Please read about that on www.Wikipedia.Org. It sounds like you are a victim of abuse and your husband is the perpetrator if I am reading your question correctly. Please work on that in therapy. You do not have to put up with bullying behavior within a marriage.One book that i often recommend to women in your situation which may or may not apply is "the sociopath next door".Another book is called a dance with the devil. Please discuss these options with your therapist before purchasing them however. Best wishes. ...Read more
This is not a good: Place to be. It is time to accept help. With the help of others you can move back away from that precipice. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. They are still used.: If by some chance you are suicidal and are organ donor, please don't use this answer to justify your suicide. Rather, if you are in distress you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. I hope the question was not asked as pertaining to you. Best wishes. ...Read more
They save lives: Like all other types of hospitals they offer treatment for the more seriously ill. In today's health care system it is difficult if not impossible for you to be "locked away". You can be detained in a locked facility only if your md determines you are a serious danger to yourself or others. ...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 3 more doctor answers
Do all people with MS eventually become somewhat physically disabled later on? What are the stats?(if u have them)on this chronic illness taking over
A few comments: 1. Multiple sclerosis in 2013 is clearly a treatable and controllable disease, and your tysabri (natalizumab) is an excellent intervention. 2. Without medication, at 10 yrs, 50% become secondary progressive, and 20 yrs, 90%. 3. With tysabri (natalizumab), there is 42% reduction in disability progression. 4. Most people maintain function and productivity when treated properly. 5. Many treatment failures from older drugs. ...Read more
When someone is in a manic episode and threaten to kill you, are they likely to act out the threat at that time?
See Below: We don't know what another person's verbalization might lead to, meaning will they act out on them or not. When threats like that are verbalized, they should be taken seriously -- get help for this person and get him/her evaluated by the professional. If you can't persuade the person to get help, you might dial 911 or bring this person to the nearest emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone attempted suicide by cop(failed) & made sure not to cause no harm to others. Would they be institutionalized psych or locked up in prison?
There is no "pat": Answer to this question. In general, I do not advise friends or family to "confront" people with alcoholism, since they usually have greatly developed denial, and will almost always react with anger and resentment, and it will even increase their level of denial. Being open, honest and caring, avoiding labeling and insults, avoiding loaded terms like alcoholic (better-problems with alcohol) best. ...Read more
Is 90 mg (w/ crown royal) of clonazepam enough to overdose a 260 lb woman? My mum is trying to commit suicide again and i can't get help, because if I do no one will take care of me and my two younger brothers. I have her sleeping, her air ways are clear,
CALL : Call 911 ! if i knew where you were, i would have called them by now myself! your mum is at severe, extreme risk of death - especially if she falls asleep ! please do not hesitate any longer ! the most common cause of death in that kind of overdose is the person falls asleep and stops breathing - game over ! she is also at extreme risk of vomitting in her sleep, and choking to death on the vomit ! do you really want your mum to die that way, right in front of your eyes ?!? Please, call 911 now ! if you need help caring for your self and your brothers, the social worker at the hospital can help you with that. Having survived an overdose before does not mean she wont die this time ! she is at extremely high risk of death ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Recently had a family member commit suicide by shooting himself in the temple. Was death quick and painless?
Assisted suicide: Not here, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do we try so hard to prevent suicide? We all die eventually and no one should be forced to live.
Suicide: Suicide is often the cause of depression and other brain illnesses. Suicide causes the obvious loss of life, and also creates suffering, guilt, and sadness among those 'left behind'. It is not about forcing one to live, it is about treating an illness that makes individuals think of suicide. Suicide is harmful for the person that attempts or commits suicide and everyone who knows them. ...Read more
Expert opinion - should overdosing on pain relievers make someone feel no pain when committing suicide?
Is it common after a death of a loved one (spouse) from suicide to continue to have nightmares several months later pop up?
GRIEF REACTION: It is a sign of grieving and loss compounded by the traumatic circumstances. Not knowing the details to elaborate, it sounds like a more serious pathological grief reaction with associated ptsd. The nightmares suggest this more complicated situation. Talk to your md and request a referral to a psychiatrist for an evaluation. You need not suffer. I'm sorry for your loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prescribed one 40mg per day. I started taking two per day w/o dr. Permission. Now, i'm thinking three a day. Suicide thoughts reoccurring?
STOP: I'm assuming you are talking about increasing on your own anti-depressants you should never do, the resulting symptoms of suicide often times is from an adverse effect from the drug, never increase any drug on your own go back to taking your normal prescribed dose and talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stages of grief when dealing with a suicude of a loved one ? My best friends husband commited suicide on 10/1/12. She's shutting me out per say.
Grief stages: The kübler-ross model, commonly known as the five stages of grief, includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. This applies to suicides as well as other types of loss. But people vary: these stages don't always happen, or happen in this order. Be available (but not intrusive) to your friend. Grief counseling may help if she's open to it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Delicate situation: Some people have diagnoses for which they do not want to be treated because available treatments provide little benefit. However, this decision should not be made without focused discussions with their physicians, and weighing possible outcomes carefully. People can be depressed ; give up, even though treatment has high likelihood of success. If this is the case, it could be like suicide. ...Read more
About Compassion: While some ppl who commit suicide may have suffered from psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions &/o other forms of distorted perceptions/thoughts) most have not. They're just' human beings who come 2feel a terrible sense of hopelessness, despair &/or shame...Who come 2 believe there's no way out. Ur doc was evidently suffering. But s/he may have helped many despite own personal struggles. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
One of my classmates committed suicide. If the web says that 97% of suicide attempts fail, how was he able to get it right on the first try?
Lethality of attempt: Per your statistics, 3% succeed, and unfortunately your friend was one of those. Suicide attempts vary widely in both lethal intent and lethality of method. Overdoses with some pills may cause only prolonged sleep, while overdoses with others (especially if mixed with alcohol) are rapidly fatal. Jumping, firearms, and hanging are highly lethal methods, more likely to succeed on the first try. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How do I just get over this? One of my friends shot himself in the head and committed suicide. What could have done to help. I feel hopeless to help
Counseling, time &..: My condolences.When someone commits suicide it's common for friends & family to feel partly responsible but usually the departed was very depressed & it has little to do with others.I don't know if you or anyone could have helped if your friend didn't ask for help.Seeing a grief counselor or attending a support group can help.The passage of time will help-acute grief lasts about a year.See comment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
One time molestation on 5 year old does not know what happened was wrong. Perpetrator who engaged in "oral" committed suicide. Which therapy for kid?
ChildGuidance Clinic: In your area there is an adult and child guidance center that can be a resource. It is located at 8010 ridge road henrico, va 23229 phone: (804) 673-8933 an experienced child psychologist can guide a child through a healthy understanding of what happened and might avoid later difficulties. I'd advise that you let them know the full legal history. I hope the child and you feel safe and get help. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the severity of the attempt, the response to medication, the number of previous attempts. Generally speaking a person should stay in the hospital after a suicide attempt until they are not a danger to themselves, and have an appropriate outpatient clinic and follow up to help them with their recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have started self harming (cutting) and suicide is always on my mind (i tried to overdose one day but didn't work). What should I do, kind of worried?
There is hope.: Wendyjohns55 thank you for reaching out. Your problem is serious and it is important that you get immediate help. You can go to the nearest er for an evaluation. Call your doctor or therapist. Call 911 if you think you might harm yourself. Remember there is another solution to any problem. Suicide is a closed option. If it is a mistake you can never go back. You deserve to be helped. Take care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is suicide/ thoughts of less common with wellbutrin (bupropion) or chanix? What if one lives alone, none to observe any changes?
Pretty Low Risk: Suicidal thoughts are a rare effect of both these medicines. I do not believe the risk is that much different between the two. However, the possibility of this side effect is low with both. You might want to let a few people know that you are starting on a new medication and to let you know if they observe you behaving in an unusual manner or having increased moodiness. Again, the risk is low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i hear a voice in my head when i get upset or angry and it makes me self harm and one time i tried to suicide?
See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed and/or psychotic. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. You will need to see a psychiatrist as well to help with the auditory hallucinations. Find a clinic with a multi-disciplinary team. ...Read more
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