Many people have had thoughts of suicide at some point in their life. For many it is a passing thought that may be related to a stressful period. For some, these thoughts persist and can cause great distress. Suicidal thoughts are most likely a symptom of depression and can be exacerbated by overwhelming stress. Sometimes suicidal thoughts are activated by alcohol and drug use, which can lead to self destructive acts when under the influence of a substance. Whatever the cause, a person who is having suicidal thoughts must seek professional help.

If you are feeling suicidal, seek professional help immediately.

If someone you know indicates s/he is suicidal, remember:

How therapy helps:

Often times, being listened to and supported is a great relief to those with suicidal thoughts. Although people often feel hopeless or embarrassed when suicidal, they must trust that counseling can help them. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the Counseling Center today.

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