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What would a psychologist do if I told him/her that I was suicidal and under the age of eighteen? Could I be admitted to a psychiatric ward?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Suicide

Suicide is never a way out.
Everyone probably has thoughts of it once in a while, but life has so many interesting changes coming up that it is a shame to miss them. Yes your family dr, psychiatrist, psychologist and even the er can help. Talk to any or all of them and they will get you out of this rut.

In brief: Suicide

Suicide is never a way out.
Everyone probably has thoughts of it once in a while, but life has so many interesting changes coming up that it is a shame to miss them. Yes your family dr, psychiatrist, psychologist and even the er can help. Talk to any or all of them and they will get you out of this rut.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get help

Anyone of any age who is seriously considering suicide should be evaluated by a mental health professional.
Only after talking things over will a decision be made about whether hospitalization is appropriate or not.

In brief: Get help

Anyone of any age who is seriously considering suicide should be evaluated by a mental health professional.
Only after talking things over will a decision be made about whether hospitalization is appropriate or not.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Helping You Get Help

At times life gets overwhelming & we can't imagine it getting better. A psychologist would want 2 help U get the help & support U need 2 feel U *can* cope.
They would want 2 ensure U R safe & that no harm comes 2 U. They would want 2 find ways 2 let U hold onto as much control as possible & 2 cause U as little distress as possible. Hopefully, if they feel hospitalization is needed, U'll trust that

In brief: Helping You Get Help

At times life gets overwhelming & we can't imagine it getting better. A psychologist would want 2 help U get the help & support U need 2 feel U *can* cope.
They would want 2 ensure U R safe & that no harm comes 2 U. They would want 2 find ways 2 let U hold onto as much control as possible & 2 cause U as little distress as possible. Hopefully, if they feel hospitalization is needed, U'll trust that
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You could possibly

A psychologist would most likely want you to tell your parents what you just told him; if you would not tell your parents, this is something that he would need to tell your parents.
Then you would need to discuss a plan of treatment--if you could not come up with a plan to keep you feeling safe from self harm as an outpatient, then you might need to be admitted to a psychiatric ward.

In brief: You could possibly

A psychologist would most likely want you to tell your parents what you just told him; if you would not tell your parents, this is something that he would need to tell your parents.
Then you would need to discuss a plan of treatment--if you could not come up with a plan to keep you feeling safe from self harm as an outpatient, then you might need to be admitted to a psychiatric ward.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Dr. Jane Steiner
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