If you’re dealing with suicidal thoughts or behavior, seeking treatment is the best choice you can make for your life. The stakes are high, so the sooner you seek treatment, the better.
If you are actively considering ending your life, please know that there is a community waiting to help you. You can get free, immediate support and connection by calling 800-273-8255 or texting HOME to 741741.
If you can wait a week or two to see a trained professional, a licensed therapist can help you understand your suicidal thoughts (also known as suicidal ideation), and create a plan to help you find new connection, joy, and meaning in your life.
Here are some signs that you should consider seeking the expertise of a trained suicidal ideation treatment provider:
(Please note this is not an exhaustive list.)
Often times, suicidal ideation is the result of underlying issues such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, or treatable mental health disorders.
If any of these signs ring true for you, time is of the essence - reach out for help from a professional therapist. If you are looking for help taking the next step, read licensed therapist Janice Vitale’s tips for getting unstuck when you feel depressed.
A suicide therapist can administer treatment to address the issues that propel you to consider suicide, help you retrain your mind, and treat any underlying mental disorders you may suffer from. Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced therapist in your area that meets your needs. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.