Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts
It is common for people to experience suicidal ideation or thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives. At Willow Creek Behavioral Health, we understand that these thoughts or behaviors may arise from underlying conditions like depression, anxiety, hopelessness, insomnia, or panic attacks. Our compassionate mental health professionals offer intensive care tailored to adolescents and adults with suicidal tendencies, taking a holistic and individualized approach to healing that addresses the immediate crisis.
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Assessing Suicide Risk And Behavior
A person can have thoughts of suicide and never attempt it. However, a person may also attempt suicide after only briefly experiencing suicidal ideations. This is why it is imperative that all threats of suicide be treated seriously.
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
If you or a family member needs help with suicidal thoughts, get it now.
You aren’t the only one who is suffering.
Behavioral Effects of
As the addiction to heroin progresses, a person commonly begins to show behavioral inconsistencies, including:
Withdrawing From Heroin
The high of heroin is described as calm warmth spreading through the body. Users experience temporary feelings of happiness, contentment, and ease of any concerns.
But when the high wears off, the user will experience mild symptoms like irritability, anxiety, sweating, aching muscles, and insomnia. Then, if they don’t use again, they could start showing more severe symptoms like vomiting and intense muscle cramping.
Although withdrawal from heroin is not life-threatening, the effects can happen so quickly that an addict continues to use just to avoid “dopesickness.”
About Heroin Addiction Treatment
Sadly, the number of heroin-related deaths continues to rise. At Willow Creek, we support and believe in every individual’s ability to turn their life around and heal from heroin addiction. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Then, Willow Creek can help you start on the path to recovery.
We’ll walk with you through the difficult withdrawal process. We’ll prepare you for all that comes next in your ongoing recovery.
Your journey to sobriety can start today. Give us a call and save your life.
Health Risks From Heroin Use
There are many health risks associated with heroin abuse. Short-term risks include fatal overdose. Here are other potential risks:
Some are from long-term use, but it only takes one dirty needle to contract HIV or Hepatitis C.