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.

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