Dr. Taji specializes in helping patients who have suicidal thoughts in the greater Los Angeles area. She has helped many others with similar thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you love has been struggling with thoughts of doing harm to themselves, contact Dr. Taji for a consultation today.
What Are Suicidal Thoughts?
Suicidal thoughts (or suicidal ideation) means thinking about how to commit suicide. These thoughts can range from passing thoughts to detailed plans about how to take your life. Most people who think about suicide do kill themselves. You may have attempted suicide in a way that someone could find out and stop you. You may attempt suicide in a way that may not succeed.
Signs of Suicidal Thoughts
Suicidal thoughts may be accompanied by the following:
- Feeling Hopeless or Trapped
- Anxiety or Moodiness
- Change in Personality, Routine, or Sleeping Patterns
- Increased Consumption of Alcohol or Drugs
- More Risky Behaviors
- Finalizing Things or Getting Affairs in Order
- Giving Possessions Away
- Say Goodbye As If it Were the Last Time
- Obtaining Dangerous Items: Guns, Substances or Medications
Suicidal Thoughts Help
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young adults ages 15-24 in the United States. If you have been experiencing thoughts of suicide, here are a few suggestions of what you can do in addition to visiting with a therapist: promise that your will not do anything right now. Give yourself a waiting period between the thoughts and doing something drastic right away. You may change your thoughts over the next several days. Avoid drugs and alcohol because they can make suicidal thoughts even stronger. Remove items from your home that you could use to cause you harm such as pills, guns, knives, and razors. Not having these items immediately available will give you time you need to reevaluate your thoughts.
Dr. Taji can help you with suicidal thought prevention. Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other time-proven methods, she specializes in the tools you need to get help now.
Suicidal Prevention Therapy In West Los Angeles
If you have been thinking about suicide, don’t keep it to yourself. Tell a friend, loved one, or family member, and take the first step towards talking to an experienced therapist. Help your teenager, friend or significant other today. There is help for suicidal thoughts; treatment is available now. Call Dr. Taji Huang for suicide prevention therapy in West Los Angeles.