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What do psychologists do when a client tells them they have suicidal thoughts?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    They lock you up in a looney bin.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    do not get in with cloud Edwards at southend comttiy college watch out for him he a big creep of a person 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Start looking at their plan if any, and their intent

    Or how set on their plan they are.

    ( ethics prevent me from sharing more )

    Decide to reduce risk and protect vulnerable

    Client from self or other harm ASAP!

    Thanks

    Very best wishes 

    Mars 

    Source:) Study and Ethics 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    They see piles of money.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    They do an assessment as to how far along their suicidal thinking goes. Do they have a plan, have they decided on a method, have they written any letters, given away any personal things, etc. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Assess further, there's a difference between thought and intention and varying levels of intent... is there a plan, has there ever been a plan, is there a history of suicide, are they willing to safety plan or contract for safety?

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  • 1 month ago

    We address the sucidality index inventory. There are factors that indicate the lethality of one's claims of idiation. Including ways and mean, passed attempts, and passed attempts of a loved one. These help to rule out the event of a paracide, as therapy can be a bit of a power-play at times. In the event of high lethality, the therapist can either suggest or force the individual into emergency observation according to the statutes of that state.

    But that said, your therapist isn't gunning to imprison you. You see them with the goal to get well and if you truly don' think you can control yourself from self harm, giving up control to your hopefully trustworthy therapist to place you in care may be what's best. But like I said, in-patient residency is not the first choice because frankly it's expensive and overcrowded. You are not likley to get in even if that is your one main goal. So don't be afraid to talk about your thoughts of suicide to your therapist. That's what they are there for.

    The sad part on the topic of overcrowding is most people don't get help and an indeed paracide results in arrest and charges for trespassing or firearm charges which only brings more problems to the point where, on the clock I'm not allowed to say this, our society f-cked you so bad, that really is your best option. However, by that point you have no means or will to do so. But I can prescribe mediation in 2 states to make you happy enough to go through with it.

    "The sun will come out, tomorrow..."

    • Lonely4 weeks agoReport

       🧐 the sun will come out tomorrow 

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  • 1 month ago

    Psychiatrists and prsychologists are different. Psychiatrists are medical doctors specialising in problems of the mind, so they listen to your symptoms and prescribe medication. If yo mention suicide they will ask you specific questions to determine how serious you are, and only if they think you are in immediate risk of suicide, they can have you locked up for assessment. This is very rare though. 

    Psychologists cannot prescribe medication. They listen to your problems for an hour, and use talk therapy to try to solve them. They will try to talk you ouot of suicidal thoughts by helping you to figure out what is wrong with your life, and what you can do to change it. 

    • Lonely4 weeks agoReport

      Is it true they can lock u up if u mention suicidal thoughts 💭u mentioned it’s rare but is it risky to tell them those thoughts 

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  • ioerr
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    they make that little motion with their hand behind the notepad, to pretend they're writing this down.  then they say something like that, "that's interesting," or whatever.

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  • 1 month ago

    Patronize and take notes. Prescribe drugs.

    Not knocking their hustle. But I do think they're over paid. 😄

    • Fireplace
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      A psychologist cannot prescribe drugs. But I agree with you about them being overpaid.

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