Suicidal ideation is the thought of suicide in an individual. It can range from fleeting thoughts, extensive thoughts, detailed planning, and failed attempts. Most people who have suicidal thoughts do not end up ending their own lives, but the presence of these thoughts might be distressing to the individual and people around them.
Suicidal ideation can be a symptom of other mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. It is advisable to talk to a professional if you have suicidal ideation so that you can understand the underlying cause of your issues and learn some coping strategies.
If you are experiencing strong thoughts about suicide or having a crisis situation currently, please call your local emergency number. Visit http://www.befrienders.org to find out your local emergency number.
For non- emergency cases, message our providers to find out how they can help you.