Suicidal Thoughts

If you are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for help.

Suicidal thoughts, also known as suicidal ideation, means thinking about or planning suicide. Suicidal thoughts are typically in response to feeling that there is no solution to current problem or no end in sight to current pain. Suicidal thoughts are common – many people experience them at some point. However, these thoughts are temporary and passing in nature. If you are having recurrent suicidal thoughts, it likely won’t get better on its own. It’s important to remember that suicide is preventable. Even the most chronic suicidal thoughts and feelings can be resolved with time and support. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s suicidal thoughts experts today. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself, call 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for help.

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I have extensive experience with suicidal thoughts, and am specifically trained to help with self-harm/self-injury.

— Kimberly Hansley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

While it may be taboo in our society to even mention suicidal thoughts or feelings, I have worked with many clients who have had suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. In our sessions, you can talk about it. And if you're concerned that your words will lead to me having to make a call, breathe, relax, we will go over that stuff during your first session. I have some really cool strategies we can use to begin to tackle those feelings of hopelessness or depression.

— Jeremy Scataglini, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

For many years I have worked with young people struggling with suicidality, self harm and homicidal ideation. I am comfortable working with clients who struggle with these experiences and I am well versed in the proper interventions necessary to keep my clients and others out of harms way, free of shame.

— Thomas Blake, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
 

I've worked for several years within an Intensive Outpatient (IOP)/Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP); here I have worked closely with both passive, chronic suicidality, as well as acutely active risk. Suicidal thoughts/ideation (SI) are a unique challenge, but do offer opportunities to further explore one's experiences and the meaning s/he makes out of them. It is a particular joy to see someone emerge from such darkness to rejoin and enjoy an abundant life.

— Katie Plumb, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

I believe that comprehensive therapy for suicidal ideation is so much more than writing down a safety plan on a piece of paper and calling it a day. It is my goal to meet my clients where they are in their journey, and help them find their own meaning and hope. I am certified through ASIST, the world's leading suicide prevention program, and use these techniques regularly in sessions where suicidality is a concern.

— Kate Fallon Upton, Associate Professional Counselor in Marietta, GA
 

One of the goals is to keep you out of a hospital setting as long as you are committed to the full treatment. This is a life worth living program, which means the focus is not just on preventing suicide, but helping you achieve things to make your life more meaningful and less distressing. You will have access to 24/7 phone coaching with me when you are feeling suicidal and will be given skills to regulate these urges.

— Ann Guzman, Counselor in Peachtree Corners, GA
 

The theoretical approach is use is Dialectical behavioral therapy which has been shown the be effective with people struggling with suicidal ideation.

— Marco Viteri, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

For many years I have worked with young people struggling with suicidality, self harm and homicidal ideation. I am comfortable working with clients who struggle with these experiences and I am well versed in the proper interventions necessary to keep my clients and others out of harms way, free of shame.

— Thomas Blake, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
 

When individuals become overwhelmed to the point of thinking of harming themselves, then it is time to stop everything and re-examine our lifestyle. I have worked to become proficient at making clients realize that problems - and thoughts of harm - are transient and that there are many other solutions and practices that can make life more meaningful.

— Catherine Rincon, Counselor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Through my work with Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center, I lead groups for Survivors of Suicide Attempts and provide training in suicide prevention. I can promise you a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss thoughts of suicide, prior suicide attempts, and losing a loved one to suicide.

— Kelli Collins, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Crisis Clinician through Medical Center of Aurora HCAT team.

— Lori Pahl, Licensed Professional Counselor in Golden, CO

Much of my training is around treating individuals experiencing accute and/or chronic suicidal ideation. Trained in dialectical behavior therapy through Behavior Tech and am happy to assess appropriateness for DBT.

— Heather Roe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kalamazoo, MI
 

For many years I have worked with young people struggling with suicidality, self harm and homicidal ideation. I am comfortable working with clients who struggle with these experiences and I am well versed in the proper interventions necessary to keep my clients and others out of harms way, free of shame.

— Thomas Blake, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I have expertise in suicidality and self-harm. I work with individuals with acute or chronic suicidal thinking and individuals after hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment. I aim to identify or create reasons to live, identify or resolve abusive or toxic environments that jeopardize well-being, and build a strong sense of self and self-compassion.

— Heather Stephenson, Psychologist in Orland Park, IL
 

I am trained in DBT and have 4 years of experience teaching DBT skills groups, and working with clients with suicidal ideation based on that model.

— Nicholas Crimp, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Twisp, WA

I trained at the Samaritans of New York Suicide Hotline and Evolve Treatment center for Teens. I am completing foundational training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

— Lincoln Madley, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
 

While it may be taboo in our society to even mention suicidal thoughts or feelings, I have worked with many clients who have had suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. In our sessions, you can talk about it. And if you're concerned that your words will lead to me having to make a call, breathe, relax, we will go over that stuff during your first session. I have some really cool strategies we can use to begin to tackle those feelings of hopelessness or depression.

— Jeremy Scataglini, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenix, AZ