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Suicidal Thoughts

Ketamine Therapeutics

Ketamine Therapy Clinic located in Jacksonville, FL

For far too many, suicide seems like the only answer to dealing with a stressful life situation or the severe pain caused by depression. When you’re struggling with thoughts of taking your own life, you may feel as though it’s the only answer. But help is available. Satyen Madkaiker, MD, FAPA, and the team at Ketamine Therapeutics in Jacksonville, Florida, offer ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of suicidal thoughts. The breakthrough therapy may provide almost immediate relief from your symptoms. To learn more, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Suicidal Thoughts Q & A

What are suicidal thoughts?

Suicidal thoughts refer to the thoughts or plans you may have about taking your own life. You may feel as though you’re the only one with these thoughts or feelings, but most people at some point in their life have suicidal ideation. Your pain may be overwhelmingly strong and seem unresolvable, but help is available.

If you’re thinking of attempting suicide, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline Number: 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK). They are there for you.

What are the symptoms of suicide?

Knowing the symptoms of suicide may help save you or a loved one. Common symptoms include:

  • Withdrawing from social activities
  • Obtaining tools to commit suicide, like a gun or pills
  • Giving away belongings
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs
  • Changes in personality

Talk of suicide is also a warning sign that shouldn’t be ignored. Suicide is preventable.

Who is at risk of suicide?

Suicide doesn’t discriminate, but there are risk factors that increase a person’s risk of taking their own life. Risk factors of suicide include:

  • Previous attempt
  • Substance abuse
  • Stressful life situation
  • Underlying psychiatric condition
  • Family history of mental illness and suicide
  • Chronic disease or terminal illness

Women attempt suicide more often than men, but suicide kills more men than women.

What are the treatments for suicidal thoughts?

Treatment for suicidal thoughts depends on the severity of the situation and the underlying cause. For immediate help, call 911, the National Suicide Hotline Number, or go to your nearest ER.

If your suicidal thoughts aren’t an emergency, then you would benefit from psychotherapy and/or prescription medication. The team at Ketamine Therapeutics specializes in mental health and develops personalized treatment plans to improve your outlook on life and help you manage the underlying cause of your suicidal thoughts.

For severe cases, the team at Ketamine Therapeutics may suggest ketamine infusion therapy.

What is a ketamine infusion?

Ketamine Therapeutics specializes in the administration of ketamine for the treatment of many mental health conditions, including suicidal ideation. Ketamine infusion therapy can significantly improve depression, suicidal ideation, and fatigue within 24 hours of treatment.

Ketamine infusion for suicidal thoughts is considered experimental, and the team at Ketamine Therapeutics determines if it’s the right treatment for you based on the severity of your symptoms. The team conducts the infusion at the office under close supervision using state-of-the-art equipment.

For expert mental health care from a team who offers advanced treatments, call Ketamine Therapeutics today or request an appointment online.