Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thoughts, is thinking about or having unusual preoccupation with suicide; it is the contemplation of ending one's own life. Thinking about death may arise in people who feel completely hopeless or believe there is not way out of their pain. Suicidal ideation can vary greatly and may include fleeting thoughts, obsession, and or detailed planning. It is important to know that suicidal thoughts are temporary. If you or your loved one feels that life is no longer worth living, know that treatment can help regain perspective. Life can get better and it is important to seek help from a mental health professional as soon as possible. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Local Experts in Suicidal Ideation

Ellie Adelman

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

I received specialized training in suicide prevention and addressing suicidal ideation from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. I have extensive experience working with clients experiencing suicidal thinking and with histories of suicide attempts. I am always glad to help clients work through this, when there are so few safe spaces to discuss suicidal thinking.

Laura Brassie

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

I have experience in both crisis intervention and with clients experiencing chronic suicidal thoughts. It doesn't scare me, and I'm willing to work with you to find sustainable ways to stay safe.

Brian Keating

Child Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

Trained in Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents Trained in ASSIST Certified Suicide Intervention DBT Training for Mental Health Professionals

Julie Reichenberger

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Over the years, I have lost many friends and loved ones to suicide. I have also, at times, struggled with thoughts of suicide. My goal is to help those who struggle or have lost someone to suicide in the safest, least restrictive way. I have been a part of the suicide prevention communities nationwide since 2003 and provide trainings and consultation for professionals.

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