Suicidal ideation treatment: How it can help you
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Suicidal ideation is a term used to describe the occurrence of thoughts or ideas relating to suicide. It can include thoughts of suicide or thoughts about premature death. They can range in severity but should always be addressed. 


Are you experiencing thoughts of suicide? Don’t hesitate to seek counseling from a licensed mental health specialist. To learn more about what types of treatment are available and what benefits the treatment can provide, keep reading.


What type of treatment is there for suicidal ideation?


Are you or someone you know experiencing suicidal ideations? You can reach out to a licensed mental health professional and schedule a same-day appointment or call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. 


There are a few different treatment options for someone who finds themselves thinking about suicide. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your licensed mental health professional may suggest any of the following to you:


  • Residential treatment — One treatment option is a residential treatment program. This involves spending time in a live-in health care facility. The facility is designed to foster mental and emotional clarity, growth, and healing. It’s meant to provide a safe and engaging environment to help support a healthy recovery. During residential treatment, a client lives in a shared home with several other clients. They all receive treatment each day from professionals who work with clients in the shared home.


  • Intensive outpatient program — Another option for someone in need of treatment is intensive outpatient care. These types of programs involve regular counseling sessions at professional mental health care facilities. These programs can involve group sessions, individual sessions, life skill-building sessions and coping skill-building sessions.


  • Day treatment program — For those needing mental health treatment, day programs can be an effective option. They involve intensive treatment sessions during the daytime for several weeks. They differ from residential treatment programs. They don’t involve overnight stays but can provide a similar level of constant care.


How can treatment help someone who is experiencing suicidal ideations?


If you’re experiencing suicidal ideations, it’s a good idea for you to seek out treatment. Mental health treatment from a professional can provide you with a number of benefits that you may not have previously been aware of:


  • Addressing any mental health disorders you may have — One of the benefits of receiving treatment for suicidal ideations is that it can potentially identify and address any mental health disorders you may have. Are you struggling with a disorder that’s not yet been diagnosed? A professional may be able to identify it for you. Then, you can begin the treatment you need.


  • Providing a safe outlet to communicate your needs — Dealing with suicidal ideations can leave a person feeling isolated and unable to convey their struggles. Treatment can provide a safe outlet for those who are struggling to speak with someone about what they’re going through. 


  • Putting you on the path toward recovery — Another benefit of receiving treatment for suicidal ideations is that it can help put you on the path toward recovery. Recovery can be difficult without the right kind of support. Fortunately, mental health specialists can provide their clients with the resources they need to start feeling better.


Lightfully can help you begin the treatment you need for your suicidal ideations


Our mission at Lightfully is to work with individuals to change their life compassionately. We strive to provide high-quality mental health care to various types of clients through a focused approach to process-based therapy. The framework of our clinic consists of evidence-based, clearly defined, data-driven and whole-person-centered care


Lightfully offers various layers of service to both adults and teens: residential treatment, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), also referred to as our Day Treatment Program. We regularly see clients who actively manage mood, anxiety, personality and trauma disorders. If you have experienced suicidal ideations lately, we’d like to help you. The care you deserve is only a click away. Our therapists are experienced in dealing with a variety of conditions and unique circumstances including suicidal ideation. In fact, Lightfully is one of the only programs to accept clients with a history of suicide attempts. We admit clients who have a history or significant risk of suicide directly into our residential treatment program, which is a much gentler alternative to inpatient units. 


Our licensed, clinical experts see each client as a complex and layered human. Our clients are not just a diagnosis. We value our clients as they are and hope to enrich their lives through treatment. Our vision for the future is an authentic and loving community. We want everyone to be seen, heard and valued as they are. We believe in the light within each individual, and when that light is properly nurtured it can allow a person to shine brighter than ever before.

Change is possible. When you’re ready to take the first step, reach out to our Admissions Concierge Team. We’ll take the next steps together, toward the fullest, brightest version of you.

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