#psychlopedia – Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal ideation is another way of saying suicidal thoughts or thoughts about how to kill oneself. These thoughts can be quick and vague, or long lasting and detailed. Though most people who experience suicidal thoughts do not carry them through, it is still important to take them seriously. If you are feeling suicidal, tell someone you trust and call EMPACT at 1-800-273-8255. It would also be a good idea to schedule an appointment with a counselor so that you can get help further exploring your thoughts.