Suicidal Ideation


Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal Ideation

If someone you love, or yourself, is feeling suicidal, call one of our helpful counselors at the number listed on this page.

There is some good news for those suffering from suicidal ideation symptoms. That is most people who contemplate suicide do not actually ever commit suicide. However, the bad news is that anyone who has committed suicide did have suicidal ideation before the fact of killing themselves. If one recognizes the signs of this condition in oneself or in another, it can literally be life saving to get some help. One should not delay seeking help or getting an assessment for treatment purposes where this is occurring.

Statistics show that approximately .01% of the population will commit suicide. The percentage for ideation alone is considerably higher. Treatment traditionally has been difficult, as many of the leading psychiatric drugs actually can cause people to become obsessed with thoughts of death, or suicide. Drugs like Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil and others are well documented in this regard. This could be likened to trying to put out a fire by pouring gasoline on it. There are other ways to defeat this condition and get to a brighter place in one’s life using healthful and non harmful protocols.

There are ways to defeat this feeling without drugs that allow one to reach a brighter place in life using healthful and non harmful protocols.

Often it is a combination of factors that can be driving the condition to a point of severity. As well as continuous monitoring by nursing staff while the assessment and treatment is initiated,  toxic load would be one of the most important factors to look into. Drug and alcohol use would need to be addressed, and cessation would be another step on the road to health, most optimally done in a holistic and healthy manner. Learning new relaxation and social skills would be another area where very great benefits from effective treatment are available.

We can help you address the potential areas in your life that are causing stress and leading to unhealthy thought processes.

At Alternative to Meds Center, we can help a person who is suffering from mild to moderate suicidal thoughts through pleasant and healthful protocols of suicidal ideation treatment. Call the center at the number listed on this page and one of our knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to confidentially discuss options for treatment.


Suicidal Ideation


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