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.

Meet the specialists

Suicide has been a part of my life since I was in 8th grade. I have lost friends and family members to suicide over the years. I have also struggle at times with my own thoughts of suicide. Though it is not all I work with, I do hold a special place in my heart for those who have been touched by suicide whether through their personal lived experience, supporting loved ones who struggle with suicide, or the experience of grieving someone who has died by suicide.

— Julie Reichenberger, Counselor in Denver, CO
 

Suicide has been a part of my life since I was in 8th grade. I have lost friends and family members to suicide over the years. I have also struggle at times with my own thoughts of suicide. Though it is not all I work with, I do hold a special place in my heart for those who have been touched by suicide whether through their personal lived experience, supporting loved ones who struggle with suicide, or the experience of grieving someone who has died by suicide.

— Julie Reichenberger, Counselor in Denver, 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
 

I have experience working with clients who are actively suicidal both in outpatient and inpatient settings. I hope to support those who are experiencing the worst days of their lives and provide encouragement to keep going.

— Brianna Badenhop, Counselor in COLUMBUS, OH

Crisis Clinician through Medical Center of Aurora HCAT team.

— Lori Pahl, Licensed Professional Counselor in Golden, CO
 

I am an expert in the areas of suicide and self-harm. I value helping my clients navigate these difficult issues.

— Tony Sheppard, Clinical Psychologist in Louisville, KY

II have extensive history of working with clients that struggle with Suicidal Ideation. We will utilize CBT to bring awareness to triggers, situations, emotions that reinforces Suicidal Ideation. We work to identify healthy coping skills that can help to make life worth living. We work to build insight so therefore we can make progress towards recovery together.

— Essence Fiddemon, Counselor in Atlanta, Ga, GA
 

Thoughts of not wanting to be alive or wanting to be dead are valid experiences and discussing them is an important way to work towards healing. As a therapist, I am comfortable exploring these uncomfortable feelings with you.

— Liz Silverman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

Thoughts of not wanting to be alive or wanting to be dead are valid experiences and discussing them is an important way to work towards healing. As a therapist, I am comfortable exploring these uncomfortable feelings with you.

— Liz Silverman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

I am trained and experienced in assessing and addressing the suicidal thoughts that often come with the sadness and numbness for which clients are seeking help. I honor the vulnerability and fear that can come with talking about your suicidal thoughts. Know that you're not alone and that we can make a plan together to cope with and eliminate these hopeless thinking patterns.

— Kaitlin Boyd, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

I have specialized in working with severe depression and suicidal ideation for the last 5 years. I work with individuals as well as do group DBT therapy to address these challenges. I have an intensive treatment program that I offer that provides you the flexibility of attending counseling individually and/or in group up to 4 times per week or adjusted down to whatever your particular needs are. My goal is to help keep you stable and do what we can to prevent you from ever needing in patient care.

— Amanda Woodard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Centennial, CO