Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts are commonly a symptom of a larger behavioral health disorder. A person experiencing suicidal thoughts actively engages in thinking about mortality and mentally visualizes death and dying as it currently relates to them. According to Mental Health America, 90% of suicides are attributable to a mental illness, most often depression. In addition to depression, suicidal thoughts may also be a sign of one or more of the following behavioral health disorders or circumstances:

Treatment of patients experiencing suicidal thoughts and any of the disorders commonly associated with them focuses on evaluating the way in which the individual copes and providing them with a set of healthy and positive coping mechanisms.

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