Patient Comments: Suicide - Treatment

Have you ever had suicidal thoughts or behaviors? Did you seek treatment? Please share your story.

Comment from: kim, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

I have tried to kill myself on four occasions by an overdose of prescription medications. Only the last two required hospitalization and a stay in the behavioral health ward. I am currently on medications, see a counselor and a psychiatrist. I still go through bouts of extreme depression and suicidal thoughts.

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