Would you openly talk with no risk of detainment?

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aedric_artifact

aedric_artifact

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Hello. I was curious what others thought about this. If you knew you could talk to a therapist or psychiatrist about your suicidal ideations + intentions without the fear of being sent to a psych ward, would you?

I would. This site is the only place where I can talk freely without fear of repercussions. What would you do?
 
Vorty27

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In real life, the only people I can really rely on for that sort of talk are my mom and dad, as much as they don't take it all that seriously or feel very annoyed by it , as the case with my dad. Outside however, I would never risk it. You never know who might try to call some blue uniforms on you to take you away into their "treatment" facilities. Maybe I can rely on my psychiatrist and psychologist for those sort of things, they don't take me that seriously as well.

So in a sense, I guess I answered that I can basically speak to my two doctors about that without too much fear of being sent away or detained. Shame that not all doctors are like that. Some prefer to lock their patients up than actually listen to them.
 
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FadingAway

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This is a great point. I most definitely would talk about it. I don't want to be like this but I understand talking about it will only make things worse. Locking me up isn't going to help at all.

That's why the people that go through with it often never bring it up. We're serious about it and don't need anymore obstacles. If I could simply talk about it, maybe something would change who knows...
 
GoodPersonEffed

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If that person had proven to be safe and supportive for me, then yes, I would talk to them in order to receive support, provided they had already supported me to great benefit for other issues. That's what they're supposed to be there for, but most fail.
 
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IrRegularjoe

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If possible yes. In fact I have tried to talk about euthanasia. But when they ask about suicidal thoughts. Sometimes I can’t think of how annoying it is to have a stranger ask you. They’re only interested is locking you up. I can’t see how this helps anyone.
 
SSlostallhope

SSlostallhope

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I'm pretty sure my docs would be more willing to adjust my meds as well. My concerns aren't taken seriously
Gosh that’s how I feel. If I told my doctor how I really felt I could probably have a higher dose but there’s the risk of being sectioned
 
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stillweary

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Pretty much the only honest conversation I have comes from posting on websites using throwaway accounts. Having an honest conversation would be a dream come true.
 
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Hello. I was curious what others thought about this. If you knew you could talk to a therapist or psychiatrist about your suicidal ideations + intentions without the fear of being sent to a psych ward, would you?

I would. This site is the only place where I can talk freely without fear of repercussions. What would you do?
I do not understand why people label people who want to die as mentally ill.
I came up with my decision once I've seen no point in going on. No career, no significant other, no friends, no interest, no nothing!
Is like a joke played on some people by the Universe. And we are not laughing.
Well, sometimes I do. When I realise how miserable I am. But still.
People do not get it that you reach this conclusion by rational thinking. Is a rational decision to want to cease to live.

And I don't like it that people tell you what good life is, when only their life is great.
 
Made4TV

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For me I've found that the key to being able to talk about suicidal ideation is to put the listener at ease. Especially if they are a mental health provider who has liability issues at stake as well as whatever personal stuff they bring to the table that makes them want to save others. Tell them you have no immediate plans. At least in the US, that usually will work - if you say you have no immediate plans, and no weapons (this is tricky for folks, I know), there's really no reason they can hold you - unless you're talking complete nonsense and they can decide you're a danger to yourself or others if you can't reality test and know what is real from what isn't. I usually say things like "It's just fleeting thoughts, and I don't have any kind of plan, but I can sometimes get really wrapped up in them and it's hard to get out of that place of despair" - especially when I need med increase. The key is putting them at ease that they won't be liable...nobody wants to be that last person that saw you alive.
 
aedric_artifact

aedric_artifact

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This thread has so many interesting points! I am extremely grateful for everyone who has contributed so far. I think it is safe to say that a large portion of people who are depressed to the point where they are suicidal feel like they can not talk to anyone about their true feelings, for fear of being "punished" - being locked up, for example.

Why bother telling the truth about how severe your issues are if you already know it will result in something that you greatly fear and know will not help? I feel this approach by medical professionals needs to be looked at more than anything else. They tell us to talk to someone. To open up and be honest... but the risk of being detained scares us away from doing so.

Do we get detained for our own good? Is it to prevent the therapist / psychiatrist from being assumed responsible? Is it to milk us for more money? The answer here should be clear, but the fault is that is it not.
 
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Moonomyth

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Talking about it without fear of repercussion has not helped me in a personal environment and I'm not sure that it would help in a professional environment either.
 
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Hello. I was curious what others thought about this. If you knew you could talk to a therapist or psychiatrist about your suicidal ideations + intentions without the fear of being sent to a psych ward, would you?

I would. This site is the only place where I can talk freely without fear of repercussions. What would you do?
Yes. I would be willing to talk under 5those circumstances
 
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I’ve had therapists I could be open with. It didn’t make a difference. I told them all about my suicidal fantasies. I think they understood that someone like me would die that way.