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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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 >

In brief: 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 >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
other than suicide. 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 (1-800-273-8255) for support.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: not the thoughts

It is not the frequency of such thoughts that drive the thinking and decision making process.
It is the nature of the underlying disorder ... The depth of despair and hopelessness, the level of irritability and impulsivity, a state of drug/ alcohol intoxication.

In brief: not the thoughts

It is not the frequency of such thoughts that drive the thinking and decision making process.
It is the nature of the underlying disorder ... The depth of despair and hopelessness, the level of irritability and impulsivity, a state of drug/ alcohol intoxication.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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