what would my counselor do if i tell her i think of suicide

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I just want to know what will happen if I tell my counselor I think about suicide

asked May 2, 2014

7 Answers

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I told mine I think about it a few times before and nothing really happened, it was just noted and I got asked about it occasionally. BUT the time I said I really felt like I was gonna do it and didn't feel safe by myself, I was rushed off to hospital in an ambulance (awkward) and had to undergo psychiatric assessments and crisis team visits for a couple of weeks - but it worked out well in the end because I am getting more help now than I was and I value life a little more
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that would depend on if you tell them you are thinking about it or if you tell them you think about pursuing it. I was suicidal for years, and when I told my therapist I thought of suicide, they talked to me about it and would ask about it occasionally. if you tell them you are going to commit suicide they have the obligation to hospitalize you. which, if you want to end your life, might be good. I attempted suicide once, and was sent to a mental hospital, and it really helped me. suicide is never the answer. my life improved so much so randomly, and now I know that life is a beautiful thing. It WILL get better. I promise. darkness will pass, just hold on.
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I don't know if it is like this for all states and countries but at my school if i even say anything about like i want to commit suicide they let all of my basic subject teachers know, they call my parents and its a whole big scene. It really isn't fun to have to do a shitty assessment at the school with a lot of people watching :/
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They'll try to talk you out of it. Call your parents. Recommend therapy. Alert the staff to look after you. Ask stuff about you from your friends. Or at least that's what I read in our handbook.
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Obviously, your counselor will help you. They will talk you out of it and try to find out why you were thinking about suicide. That way, they can remove the stress and agony from your life. Counselors are there to help you and your parents should know too. Good luck!!
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He/she probably won't do anything drastic right away. They will probably ask you some questions to narrow it down, but thinking about suicide and making plans are two different things. If you are making concrete plans, they might do a lot more than ask questions, but please don't start planning a suicide. As cheesy as this might sound right now, we all have something we live for and if you ever need to talk, there is always someone available here. Cheers.
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Suicidal ideation, thinking about suicide, is quite common and most of the time it isn't dangerous.
Suicidal ideation with intent is when you are in the mind set of making an actual attempt on your life.
If you tell your counselor that you think about suicide as a whole or from time to time, they don't need to tell somebody. Unless of course you're very convincing or mention it and self-harming a lot. They will ask you if you have a plan, they will ask if you know when you will do it, they ask if you've spoken to anyone else, they ask if you have immediate access the things you need for your plan.
Don't be frightened to talk about it with your counselor, they are professionals trained for this situation and do know when the right time to get others involved is.
If you are deemed to be an immediate danger to yourself, you will be sent to a hospital. There they can at least observe you and you are in the right place to receive correct treatment for your symptoms.