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Suicidal Thoughts

Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts

It’s important to understand that you are not alone if you have experienced thoughts of suicide at some point in your life. It’s actually common. Butwhen these thoughts become pervasive and prevent you from getting any enjoyment out of life, you need to find help. At Palms Behavioral Health, our mental health professionals offer compassionate, intensive care for adolescents, adults and seniors with suicidal ideation or thoughts of suicide. We understand that suicidal thoughts or behaviors may stem from underlying conditions such as depression, hopelessness, severe anxiety, insomnia, or panic attacks and we take a holistic and individualized approach to healing that addresses the crisis at hand.


Dial 9-8-8 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

Suicide Risk Factors

Though risk factors do not cause or predict suicide, they may make it more likely that an individual will consider or attempt suicide. Risk factors for suicide may include:

These symptoms aren’t exclusive to heroin use, but if your loved one has a history of substance abuse and you suspect heroin use, get them help before it’s too late. Your suspicions are likely correct.

What To Watch For

A person experiencing thoughts of suicide may display the following signs and behaviors:

  • Threatens to hurt or kill oneself
  • Attempts to access weapons, medication, or other means of suicide
  • Talks or writes about death
  • Exhibits revenge-seeking behavior
  • Talks about feeling trapped
  • Talks about having no purpose
  • Withdraws from friends, family, school, work, or other important relationships
  • Engages in risky behavior

Behavioral Effects of
Heroin Addiction

As the addiction to heroin progresses,  a person commonly begins to show behavioral inconsistencies, including:

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