Suicidal Thoughts

If you are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for help.

Suicidal thoughts, also known as suicidal ideation, means thinking about or planning suicide. Suicidal thoughts are typically in response to feeling that there is no solution to current problem or no end in sight to current pain. Suicidal thoughts are common – many people experience them at some point. However, these thoughts are temporary and passing in nature. If you are having recurrent suicidal thoughts, it likely won’t get better on its own. It’s important to remember that suicide is preventable. Even the most chronic suicidal thoughts and feelings can be resolved with time and support. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s suicidal thoughts experts today. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself, call 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for help.

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Did you know that suicidal thoughts are incredibly common? Many people are afraid to admit to thoughts of death or suicide, in part because the thoughts are terrifying in and of themselves, but also out of a fear of how people will react. I have worked as a 911 dispatcher as well as a crisis hotline employee (including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). I have extensive training in crisis counseling, including suicide intervention. Talking about it is the first step to healing.

— Fiona Crounin, Licensed Professional Counselor in , TX

I specialize in working with clients who struggle with suicidal thoughts. I create a safe space to find methods to cope with these thoughts, identify triggers for these thoughts, and find your reason for living. In addition, I also specialize in working with friends/family who are suicide loss survivors.

— Shayne Snyder, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

It's ok, we can go there. It's possible to have suicidal thoughts and still be in your power and decide what to do with them.

— Maya Herrington, Psychotherapist in Skokie, IL

I am a trauma certified therapist who specializes in suicidal thinking and cultivating curiosity around suicidal thoughts to advocate for needs to develop a life worth living.

— Kelly Price, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing suicidal ideations currently and/or chronically. My approach with clients is very authentic and genuine using in-depth therapeutic modalities and highly investing in my clients which provides an effective and lasting treatment for suicidality.

— Sara A. Morgan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

I believe that comprehensive therapy for suicidal ideation is so much more than writing down a safety plan on a piece of paper and calling it a day. It is my goal to meet my clients where they are in their journey, and help them find their own meaning and hope. I am certified through ASIST, the world's leading suicide prevention program, and use these techniques regularly in sessions where suicidality is a concern.

— Kate Upton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

Suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behavior

— Stacie Later, Clinical Social Worker in Sandy, UT

I see you suffering in silence. You want to avoid another grippy sock vacation, but also want to have these thoughts out loud so you can help them heal. It's not easy, holding onto this alone. I have found that most of the time, these thoughts just want to help escape the pain or have your needs met. I can offer a space to do that, as long as you come honestly and can keep yourself safe (and I can help with that last part). Take a look at my program, let's walk a new path.

— Timothy Kelly, Clinical Social Worker in Aurora, CO

Thoughts of not wanting to be alive or wanting to be dead are valid experiences and discussing them is an important way to work towards healing. As a therapist, I am comfortable exploring these uncomfortable feelings with you.

— Liz Silverman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

Suicidal thoughts are a sign that life isn't progressing the way we want it to, and can be very scary to share with others. I have extensive experience working with people who feel suicidal, and I know these thoughts are coming up for a reason. My job is to help identify why you're having these thoughts, and to provide real time solutions to make life one that is worth living.

— Ethan Sapienza, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Beverly Hills, CA

I have extensive experience with suicidal thoughts, and am specifically trained to help with self-harm/self-injury.

— Kimberly Hansley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

I get it; wanting to die is scary and admitting you want to die is even scarier. I want you to know, I'm not scared to talk about it. I believe most people know what it's like to not want to wake up or not want to exist anymore. I'm more suspicious of people who say they have never felt that way. Feeling suicidal makes sense to me for a lot of reason, AND I want to help you turn the volume down on those ideas. Let's talk about options before you go with the most permanent one on the table.

— Jordan Wolfe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Highlands Ranch, CO

The majority of training has been in psychiatric hospitals treating individuals struggling with thoughts of suicide and psychosis. I have worked for multiple years in a 24hr crisis center and crisis call center addressing thoughts of suicide and psychosis.

— Dr. Victor Carrasco, Licensed Professional Counselor in El Paso, TX