What Is Suicidality?

Suicidality is a pervasive sense of hopelessness that creates thoughts and behaviors with the aim of ending one’s own life.

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How Can Suicidality Impact Your Life?

This condition makes it incredibly difficult to engage in social support, feel connected to a sense of purpose, and regulate emotions. It can also lead to injuries and medical conditions as a result of attempts. People sometimes want to end their lives to end the pain or possibly to get attention or revenge from others. If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidality, please call 1-800-273-8255 or 911 to seek immediate support.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Suicidality?

Things to look for when someone is actively suicidal include:

  • Bringing up suicidal thoughts in casual conversation like, “Things would be better if I wasn’t around”
  • Social withdrawal or increased need for privacy
  • Feeling trapped or hopeless
  • Getting means for ending life like purchasing a gun or stockpiling pills
  • Increased substance use
  • Increased impulsive behaviors like reckless driving
  • Giving away belongings
  • Saying goodbye as if it is the last time they will be seen
  • Changes in personality including increased anxiety or agitation

A sudden burst of energy or contentment after a persistent depression (can be normal in people with Bipolar disorder)

How Can Lightfully Help With Your Suicidality?

At Lightfully Behavioral Health, we realize the importance of having a common language to describe symptoms the individual might be experiencing. Even so, we see our clients as more than just their diagnoses. Clients can expect an integrated and inclusive treatment plan from an exceptionally equipped team that focuses on the core processes which underlie their symptoms and all human suffering. In this way, we work to help the client develop an integrated self and a more balanced, meaningful life.

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