It’s not uncommon to have negative thoughts. But when thinking turns to self-harm or suicide, things have gone too far. When individuals find themselves experiencing repeated thoughts of suicide, professionals term it suicidal ideation. Also, when someone is struggling with depression, they can find themselves struggling with suicidal thoughts. However, when an individual’s thoughts shift from superficial considers to a detailed plan, there needs to be intervention. Support is available through Integrative Life Center’s suicide treatment program. With us, you or your loved one can overcome the mental health issues making you feel suicidal and get back to loving life.

man thinking talking with therapist while in suicide treatment programWhen Suicidal Thoughts Take Hold

When stress gets to be too much, overwhelming an individual, suicidal thoughts can become a threat to an individual’s wellbeing and life. In a suicide treatment program, patients learn how to cope, even how to dispel the thoughts of harm plaguing them. When someone struggles with suicidal thoughts, there is no quick fix or easy solution. However, learning to recognize rising negative thinking that leads to suicidal thoughts can allow friends, family, and even the individual themselves to get the help needed. For example, the following often indicate help is necessary:

  • Cutting, burning, or other self-harming behaviors
  • Uncharacteristic anxiety or lasting sadness
  • Obsession with death or what would happen if they died

Often, those struggling with suicidal thoughts suffer from an underlying mental health disorder such as:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders

Fortunately, all of these conditions are treatable. However, individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts or their friends or family need to reach out to a suicide treatment program to get treatment as soon as possible.

How a Suicide Treatment Program Can Help

When someone struggles with depression or trauma, for example, and develops suicidal thoughts or has attempted it, they need mental health treatment. In a suicide treatment program, patients will get the specific therapy they need to heal. For example, patients may benefit from:

  • Individual therapy: Often, talk therapy is enough to work through the negative thoughts a patient has about themselves in the world. For many individuals, having a safe space in which to express their worries, fears, and anger can alleviate much of their discomfort and begin to improve their mental health. Working one-on-one with a therapist, patients explore their motivations, anxieties, and issues. Sometimes they’ll engage in specific kinds of individual therapy like cognitive-behavioral therapy or dialectical behavior therapy. These therapies focus on challenging negative thinking and negative self-image and learning how to healthily manage one’s emotions. They can be invaluable in healing and mitigating suicidal thoughts.
  • Experiential therapy: Sometimes, working alongside others going through similar issues and facing similar challenges can help patients deal with their issues. Group therapy certainly accomplishes this as talk therapy, but some individuals need a more active, dynamic therapy as well. At Integrative Life Center, our experiential therapy program, as well as our adventure therapy program, can be an excellent way to confront and overcome challenges.

These therapies, in conjunction with others, give patients the resources need to heal and restore their mental health.

Integrative Life Center

Being alone with while enduring depression or going through suicidal thoughts is something no one should have happened to them. Our suicide treatment program at Integrative Life Center is there for you. We provide support, advice, and mental health treatment to anyone contemplating suicide. Your life matters to us.

Allow us to help you or your loved one. Our professional counselors and therapists provide comprehensive mental health treatment services, such as:

Speak to us today by calling 615.455.3903. Help is closer than you think.