Suicidal Thoughts

Psychiatry for Children, Adolescents and Adults located in Wellington, FL

Suicidal Thoughts
Suicidal Thoughts services offered in Wellington, FL

Suicidal thoughts can occur when negative emotions are particularly powerful. At Lewis Family Psychiatry in Wellington, Florida, the team of mental health specialists understands how frightening it can be to struggle with suicidal thoughts. They provide fast help, from telepsychiatry to psychopharmacology, to help you take control of and change those thoughts into positive ones. Book your appointment online or call the office for help today.  

What are suicidal thoughts?

Suicidal thoughts are thoughts, feelings, or plans regarding ending your life. It can be hard to admit you’re having suicidal thoughts, and you may feel like you’re alone in these thoughts. 

However, many people who experience depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other mental health disorders have thoughts of suicide. You’re not alone. There are experts who care and want to help you through this challenging time in your life. Lewis Family Psychiatry offers caring, patient-centered support for people who struggle with this issue. 

What can I expect during a suicidal thoughts evaluation?

During your mental health assessment with the Lewis Family Psychiatry team, you’ll discuss your thoughts and feelings in detail. They may ask questions about: 

  • Contents of your suicidal thoughts
  • Frequency of suicidal thoughts
  • History of suicidal thoughts
  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Social behaviors
  • Substance use
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Family support

You’ll also discuss many other things with the psychiatric care team. They’re here to compassionately support you and ensure you get the help you need, so don’t hesitate to share your feelings honestly. 

Another important aspect of your evaluation is genetic testing. With genetic testing, the team can use a swab of your DNA to identify more precisely what kind of medication your body will respond to the best. 

How are suicidal thoughts treated?

After determining what treatment you need, the team provides psychopharmacology, also called medication management. They’ll prescribe the medication you need, and you’ll check in with them regularly. 

Alongside medication, psychiatric counseling is an important part of treating suicidal thoughts. Psychiatric therapy can help you identify the root of the suicidal thoughts and learn how to make changes that help stop them. 

One of the biggest advantages of treatment at Lewis Family Psychiatry is that all care occurs through telemedicine. You don’t have to leave your home to speak to a psychiatric provider (telepsychiatry) or get help with your medication. Patients visit their providers through video conferencing on a computer, phone, or tablet, with text messaging access as well.

If suicidal thoughts interrupt your life and make you worry about your future, Lewis Family Psychiatry is ready to help. Set up your telemedicine appointment by calling the office or clicking the provided online scheduling link today.