Suicidal Thoughts: What Will Happen When You Ask for Help?
Confidential and Compassionate Care for People Who are Feeling Suicidal at the Ridgeview Institute
Suicidal thoughts can be extremely troubling not only for the person experiencing them, but for their loved ones as well. At Ridgeview Institute, serving the communities near Smyrna and Monroe, GA, our multidisciplinary team is here for you every step of the way, ensuring you get the mental health treatment needed. From the moment you or your loved one decides to seek help. Streamlining this process removes a major barrier to the support and services needed when someone exhibits signs of suicidal thoughts.
I’m Dealing with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts: What Happens Next?
Causes of suicidal thoughts are vast and include environmental, physical, and psychological factors. No matter what has contributed to any suicidal thoughts you may be experiencing, understand that asking for mental health help is a major step in the right direction and nothing to be ashamed of.
If you are in need of depression help or are feeling suicidal and are ready to reach out for mental health support, take a moment to recognize that this is truly a courageous act and benefits both you and those you care about. To make this process easier, identify a trustworthy person in your life whom you can speak with openly and privately about what you’re feeling. Together, you can determine the next appropriate steps and, if necessary, establish a safety plan (such as removing weapons from your home).
For many people, the next step will be contacting professional resources, such as our intake team at Ridgeview Institute. Our team offers confidential guidance to help you figure out which of our inpatient programs or outpatient services will be the most appropriate for you. Services are provided in inpatient and outpatient settings, depending on the level of care you need, and may include crisis care (if you are in imminent danger of harming yourself or others), individualized evaluations, medication management, 24-hour nursing, and on-going therapy and training in life skills and coping strategies.
Ready to Get Help for Your Suicidal Thoughts?
If you are in crisis, call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room so you can get immediate assistance. If you’re experiencing constant suicidal thoughts and would like confidential guidance and support, you can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is a toll-free number that connects you with trained staff members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Lastly, if you live near Monroe or Smyrna, GA and are ready to get personalized assistance, we encourage you to call the Ridgeview Institute, Georgia’s first choice in mental health and addiction treatment for over 40 years. Our toll-free number is (844) 350-8800, and our staff members are available 24/7 for free and confidential initial consultations. We’d be honored to be a part of the next chapter in your life.