Suicidal Ideation

Understanding Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal ideation can vary in intensity and duration. Some people might have passive thoughts like “I wish I wasn’t here” or “Life isn’t worth living,” while others might have active thoughts and specific plans about ending their life.

It’s essential to take any form of suicidal ideation seriously and seek help or support.

Treatment Approaches

There are different treatment approaches to suicidal ideation depending on the nature and severity of the thoughts and the underlying condition. Methods may include therapy/counseling, medications (such as antidepressants and mood stabilizers), safety planning, lifestyle changes, support networks, and hospitalization and treatment centers.