Best Therapists for Suicidal Tendencies

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Enas Mashal

Clinical Psychologist

speaks:
  • Arabic
  • English
21+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Denisse Revés

Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
13+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
  • NLP Practitioner
Fawad Shah

ACT Practitioner & CBT Practitioner

speaks:
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
13+ years: Experience
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Solution-oriented Brief Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Thomas Theodosiou

Clinical Neuropsychologist & Clinical Therapist

speaks:
  • Greek
  • English
12+ years: Experience
200+ Happy Clients
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychological Assessments
Anna Paralousi

Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

speaks:
  • Greek
  • English
11+ years: Experience
300+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
Imerald Amandy

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Filipino
10+ years: Experience
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Life Coach
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychological Assessments
Vanita Malhotra

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

speaks:
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
29+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Life Coach
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Solution Focused Therapy
Dr. Siva Rajan

Counselling Psychotherapist & Life Coach

speaks:
  • English
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
12+ years: Experience
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Solution-oriented Brief Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Transpersonal Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Catia Pereira

Clinical Psychologist & EMDR Therapist

speaks:
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
5+ years: Experience
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Solution-oriented Brief Therapy
  • Time Line Therapy
  • Transpersonal Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Manuel Felipe Torres

Counselling Therapy & Trauma-Focused Therapy

speaks:
  • English
  • Filipino
6+ years: Experience
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing

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Research has consistently shown a strong link between suicide and depression, with 90% of the people who die by suicide having an existing mental illness or substance abuse problem at the time of their death.

As depression deepens and takes over the body and mind, the pain of depression often becomes overwhelming. The chemical imbalance and deep despair can lead the brain to try and find ways to end the pain. This is when suicidal thinking begins. Depressive illnesses can distort thinking such that a person can’t think clearly or rationally. The illness can cause thoughts of hopelessness and helplessness, which may lead to suicidal thoughts. Education about the symptoms of depression and the warning signs of suicide help people understand that depression and related depressive illnesses are both preventable and treatable.

Sure, they can and sometimes do. But we can all be more aware of the signs and symptoms of depression to help those we care about get the necessary treatment to relieve them of their pain. Plus, because many people who are depressed can not see their symptoms, we have to be their eyes and ears for them to help SAVE their life. Many people suffering from depression and even contemplating suicide hide their feelings and appear to be happy just prior to their suicide attempt. This often confuses the people around them since for so long they had been suffering and appearing depressed, then all of a sudden seem better. However, most of the time a person who is suicidal will give clues as to how desperate they feel. It is critical that you familiarize yourself with the symptoms of depression and the warning signs of suicide, and not be afraid to ask direct questions about feelings of the person you’re concerned about-it could be what save’s their life!

What are Suicidal Tendencies?

The term refers to individuals at risk of committing suicide. Suicidal ideation due to deteriorating mental and physical health causes the individual to become hopeless. Therefore, close friends and family members must focus on and support the person exhibiting signs of suicidal ideation.

What are the Warning Signs of Suicide?

Primary caregivers, acquaintances, and family members who notice that an individual they know is exhibiting the following suicidal tendencies symptoms must encourage them to seek professional help to prevent complications and enhance mental health. The warning signs that correlate with suicidal behavior thoughts are:

Feeling Hopeless

The individual constantly feels anxious, angry, and agitated while communicating with close friends and family members. The person feels hopeless in their life and feels trapped. It causes the person to isolate themselves and want to end their lives.

Talking About Death

The person feels a burden on others, which leads to guilt and embarrassment. Therefore, they want to end their lives. Caregivers and friends can notice that the person remains hopeless and feels comfortable talking about death and the afterlife.

Change in Behavior

The person researches easy ways of ending life without pain. Caregivers can notice a change in their appetite and feel content after engaging in risky events.

Substance Abuse

The person engages in the consumption of illicit drugs and alcohol. The person forgets about their pain temporarily. However, in severe cases, the person may fail to forget their pain. It increases the risk of suffering from suicidal ideations and related complications.

Social Isolation

The person with suicidal thoughts withdraws from social activities. The person remains alone despite having close family members living under the same roof.

Mood Swings

Individuals with mood and personality disorders have higher suicidal tendencies due to emotional instability affecting their behavior.

According to Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, women under the age of 30 are more likely to commit suicide due to pressure, expectations, and harassment.

People who notice a close family member exhibiting signs of suicidal ideation must encourage them to consult a reliable and experienced therapist. Fitcy Health connects people with competent therapists that allow them to focus on the positive aspects of life. Early diagnosis and timely intervention enable the person to become productive and content. People can connect with psychologists online at affordable prices for guidance regarding the latest and most effective treatment options.

What Causes an Individual to Have Suicidal Tendencies?

The known causes that lead to suicidal tendencies are:

Life Events

People with traumatic experiences are at a higher risk of having suicidal tendencies. Therefore, people must engage in a healthy coping mechanism and rationalize the situation to overcome the pain. Furthermore, people who have been in prison for years may feel unfit to live in society. Lack of support and change in the environment increases the risk of suicidal ideation and related complications.

Prior Mental Health Conditions

Individuals diagnosed with personality disorders and depression are at a higher risk of having suicidal tendencies. Therefore, friends and family members must encourage them to seek professional help to focus on the other aspects that can help them become positive, productive, and have a purpose.

Chronic Pain

People diagnosed with diseases with no cure lose hope. The constant pain and inability to complete daily tasks increase the risk of suicidal tendencies. In such cases, caregivers and medical staff must use positive affirmations to allow the patient to function adequately.

Family Violence

Childhood trauma due to a dysfunctional family causes emotional instability, which increases the risk of having suicidal thoughts.

Abuse and Harassment

People who have been through sexual abuse and harassment may remain anxious. Without support, the person may exhibit signs of depression that increase the risk of suffering from suicidal tendencies.

What is the Difference between Active and Passive Suicidal Tendencies?

The individual who plans and researches about ending life is known as having active suicidal tendencies. Whereas the person who wants to end life without a plan engages in passive suicidal tendencies.

Causes of Suicidal Tendencies Among Youth?

Teenagers experience a drastic change in their social life, in addition to changes in their physical appearance. Puberty and identity crises cause teenagers to remain anxious. The caregivers should support the child throughout the phase to prevent complications. The teenagers have suicidal tendencies due to:

Social Life

Teenagers may struggle to maintain a social life. It increases the risk of becoming unfit in the social circle. It increases the risk of having suicidal tendencies, affecting behavior along with academic performance.

Loss of a Loved One

A tragic death of a close family member, such as a sibling or a parent can affect the individual ability to remain active and happy. Lack of support and unhealthy coping mechanisms lead to suicidal tendencies.

Expectations

The pressure of performing in academic and extracurricular activities can lead to suicidal tendencies. Therefore, parents must support and avoid exerting pressure that affects the mental and physical health of the child.

A feeling of Hopelessness and Worthlessness

The constant feeling of hopelessness and worthlessness can cause suicidal ideations and loss of purpose in life.

Identity Crisis

The children struggle to understand the physical changes and sexual identity which can cause the person to exhibit signs of becoming suicidal. Therefore, peers, caregivers, and friends must remain encouraging and show support.

Bullying and Harassment

Children who experience bullying and harassment tend to exhibit suicidal tendencies.

Caregivers who notice that their child is showing signs that correlate with suicidal ideation must encourage them to visit a therapist. They can find a competent therapist nearby through Fitcy Health.

How to Overcome Suicidal Tendencies?

Caregivers and the individual who identify the patterns of suicidal tendencies must:

Build a Support System

The person must talk to close family members and friends regarding their feelings.

Seek Professional Help

Connect to a therapist for guidance regarding effective ways to cope with feelings causing suicidal ideations.

Focus on Positivity

The person must focus on the achievement and goals to overcome the feelings that increase the chances of having suicidal ideation.

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Gaston molina

Clinical psychologist
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