Depression Help in Dallas, Bedford, and Fort Worth at Aware Behavioral Health
Suicide ideation, whether it is only the occasional thought of death or persistent thoughts and plans for harming yourself, is a serious mental health condition. The nature of suicidal thoughts can lead to you feeling alone and hopeless. But these feelings are borne of depression and other mental health conditions, and can be treatable with the right support.
Aware Behavioral Health is a psychiatrist in Dallas that offers treatment for depression, anxiety, and other thoughts that can lead to you contemplating suicide. We use a comprehensive range of treatments, including medication, counseling, and self care strategies, all provided in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. If you or your teenager is suffering, contact Aware Behavioral Health at 888-677-4562 to schedule an appointment.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or emergency services. Aware Behavioral Health is not a crisis resource.
Types of Suicidal Thoughts
Many people experience suicidal thoughts at some point in their lifetimes, but the reality of experiencing them yourself can cause you to feel ashamed, overwhelmed, or unsure what to do next. Helping your teenager or other family member who may be experiencing suicidal ideation can also be a challenging and stressful endeavor.
Our first priority at Aware Behavioral Health is to be sure that you know you have support and that we are dedicated to doing what we need to in order to eliminate these unwanted feelings.
We treat teenagers and adults of all ages to provide assistance when you are experiencing any of the following:
- Thoughts related to death.
- Feelings of hopelessness and like there is no point to going on.
- Pain or stress that you believe will never end.
- Insistent negative thoughts.
- The idea that no one will miss you if you are gone.
- Plans for how you would kill yourself.
- Thoughts that everyone would be better without you.
- Desperation that makes you feel like there are no other options.
- Feeling physically numb, as if you are already gone.
- Feelings of low self esteem or self loathing.
How you or a loved one may exhibit these symptoms can vary extensively. For some people, they may only be thoughts. For others they may surface as self harm or self neglect, withdrawal from others and the activities you used to find enjoyable, or more definite plans such as making a will, planning, or attempting suicide.
Regardless of the types of thoughts and actions, it is important to remember that actively planning to take one’s life is only one kind of suicidal thought, and any of the above or other despondent thoughts or fixations on death can be an indicator of suicidal ideation.
Whatever triggers these thoughts and causes them to persist, our team at Aware Behavioral Health will work with you to put you back in control of your thoughts.
How to Treat Suicidal Thoughts in Dallas
If you are in crisis or actively contemplating suicide, call 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or 911 for emergency services.
Aware Behavioral Health can help those experiencing ongoing thoughts of suicide, depression, stress, sadness, or any similar situation that triggers suicidal thoughts. We may start by discussing any previous diagnoses you have or working with you to identify previously undiagnosed conditions.
But we also understand that everyone’s circumstances are different and the treatment we provide will be entirely dependent on your specific needs, potentially including:
- Medication – Antidepressants are one of the most effective treatment treatment options for depression, bipolar disorder, and similar mental health conditions for which hopelessness, feelings of worthlessness, and suicidal thoughts are common symptoms. With the right medications, we can reduce thoughts of suicide and provide the space for you to continue your recovery.
- Counseling – Psychotherapy uses tools like cognitive behavioral therapy and other modalities to help you manage the cause of your depression, triggers for suicidal thoughts, and coping mechanisms if such thoughts reoccur.
- Crisis Planning – We can help you create a crisis plan so that you know what to do if you are tempted to self harm or are overwhelmed by suicidal thoughts.
- Self Care Strategies – We assist with strategies for decreasing your overall stress and worry, which can contribute to feelings or to thoughts of suicide, and can provide other resources from securing the support of friends and family to providing the resources for you to call in an emergency.
Thoughts of suicide can be a terrifying reality, but not one that you have to handle on you own. Our team is here to help you, no matter how difficult the process may be, until we can be certain you feel your best.
At Aware Behavioral Health, we provide you compassionate, personalized care. If you have been coping with thoughts of suicide or are looking for suicide prevention in Dallas, reach out to our team at 888-677-4562 or send us a message through the contact form to us know how we can help you.