Effective treatments are available. Plans for treatment and management can include lifestyle changes (such as regular sleep cycle, regular physical activity, and resuming previous social activities), psychological treatment and medication if needed.
1. SPEAKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL (PSYCHOTHERAPY)
Through this form of therapy, called psychotherapy, it can help someone understand how thoughts can impact behaviors and vice versa. It helps the person feel listened to, cared for, and relieved of present and past pain and stresses. It helps work with the person through the tough thought processes so they no longer control them.
There are many recommended medications that assist in treating underlying mental illnesses. A doctor can work with the individual to find the most suitable medication for his or her case.
For a person at a high risk of suicide, hospitalization is recommended. It is a good option if someone cannot control their actions or does not want to commit to therapy. Through specialized programs in hospitals, people can learn how to cope, receive needed care and treatment and have open discussions about their thoughts, in order to decrease the likelihood of suicide. It is recommend for:
- Someone who attempted suicide
- Someone that has shown or spoken of a desire to end their lives
- Someone that suffers from severe depression or another mental illness
Call us at 1564, and ask our Embrace LifeLine team to recommend a doctor, psychologist, or a nearest hospital or NGO.