Suicidality and Suicidal Ideation
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you wish you were dead or just wouldn’t wake up one morning?
- Have you thought about ending your life?
- Do you have a plan to do so?
- Have you done anything to carry out that plan?
- Have you made a suicide attempt in the past?
- Do you have close friends or family members who have committed suicide?
If you answered “yes” to four or more of these questions, you are at risk. Don’t gamble with your life. Suicide is never the best option.
Ketamine can help. Ketamine gives hope.
In 2013: 41,149 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. In that year, someone in the country died by suicide every 12.8 minutes. – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Ketamine has proven in a number of studies to dramatically reduce suicidal ideations. The University of Birmingham Alabama used Ketamine to treat patients with acute depression and suicidal ideations in their emergency rooms with great success.
“There is a growing body of evidence that indicates that lower doses of Ketamine can reduce suicidal feelings and relieve symptoms of severe depression in a very short period of time, as little as a few hours, which makes it an extremely attractive candidate for treating acute depression,” said Richard Shelton, MD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology.
Many people can feel stressed and overwhelmed by life. While this can occur at any age, some situations and life events can be more stressful than others. One of those is college, leaving home, or entering the workforce full time.These often represent moments in which we are thrown into new and uncharted territory. These are moments when we are reminded that life doesn’t come with an instruction manual.
One challenge in younger years is limited life experience. As we mature, we gain a greater sense of our own competence. We can say to ourselves, “This is tough, but I have done this before, or experienced worse”, and that can give you some sense of confidence that you can get through this as well.
But if you are younger, and haven’t had much experience getting through challenges in life, you may not have that confidence. If you haven’t proven to yourself you can handle things, how do you know if you can? The self-doubt brings fear, and the fear causes you to limit your solutions.
So, how can we help?
Ketamine is well known for helping people suffering from depression to start to see and utilize other choices in their life. It provides rapid relief from suicidal thoughts. It allows you to start thinking about other alternatives, and our multidisciplinary approach can help you with the support you need to get through those uncertain times.
Your life is not over. It is just beginning. Ketamine can help you recognize that.
22 Veterans Per Day
In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were committing suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes . There is hope, there is help. Ask us about our Veteran’s Discount.