Stopping suicidal ideation?
January 12, 2011 7:07 PM Subscribe
If you've been a suffer of depression (especially of multiple instances) and dealt with constant chronic suicidal ideation how did you stop it?
posted by kanata to Health & Fitness (29 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
This is silly and I should know the answer to this already since I've been dealing with depression for near on 23 years now. However it escapes me and my therapist is out of town for two weeks and his service only refers to the e.r. (and this is *not* an emergency situation).
I thought I was coming out of my life long depression but these last two weeks the thoughts of suicide and ideation have increased greatly. What were once fleeting now become chronic obsession. My mindful meditation practice is now taken up with 20 minutes of how/when/where/what of death.
Needless to say this is annoying. I know I am not going to kill myself as I know too well the effect of that on those left behind but still the thoughts arise and twirl endlessly in the mind.
So what exactly did you do to get rid of those thoughts? Was there a specific sort of therapy that helped? Practices? Also, when you are in the middle of spinning how do you calm yourself down and see that these are indeed just useless thoughts and not the be-all, end-all? Is this a sign that medication is no longer working? (I've been struggling with medication regimes for 10 years).