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Suicidal Thoughts and Depression Treatment Online

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Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer is a writer in the Midwest who writes about a variety of topics but especially enjoys educating people about their health and the health of their pets.

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September 8, 2019 Read Time - 4 minutes

National Suicide Prevention Week 2019 starts today, September 8th, and goes through the 14th.

Far too many people are taking their lives before they have a chance to see a brighter future.

Now is the time to share resources to help others find a way out of the darkness.

You can now get suicidal thoughts and depression treatment online. Online access to mental health services removes barriers to receiving life-saving treatment.

Going out to an appointment can be too overwhelming when you are severely depressed. The comfort of staying home and speaking to an online psychiatrist to receive counseling and necessary medications, means more people are turning to online mental health resources.

For Immediate Help

If you’re suicidal to the point that you’re considering harming yourself, PLEASE reach out for immediate help. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) any time of day or night, immediately.

You are important, and your life matters.

Symptoms of Suicidal Thoughts and Depression

How can you tell if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or depression? Here are some signs and symptoms of suicidal thoughts and depression:

  • Wanting to be left alone
  • Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
  • Risky or self-destructive behavior
  • Personality changes, including anxiety or agitation
  • Talking about suicide
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Eating or sleeping more or less than usual
  • Feeling hopeless or trapped
  • Getting affairs in order, like giving away belongings
  • Constant thoughts of death or violence
  • Saying goodbye to people like you’ll never see them again
  • Finding ways to kill yourself, like stockpiling pills or buying a gun

Suicidal Thoughts and Depression Treatment

Depression is a mental health disorder that alters the chemicals in your brain, and there are proven medical treatments available to help restore balance and improve mood and functioning.

Medication or talk therapy alone may be enough to improve your symptoms. However, most people get the best results from a combination of talk therapy and medication.

It can take a long time to find the right medication or combination of medications. Despite how frustrating it can be, it’s important to keep seeking treatment. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for depression.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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Coping with Suicidal Thoughts and Depression

In addition to getting treatment, here are some other ways to cope with suicidal thoughts and depression:

  • Get rid of ways to kill yourself
  • Pay attention to warning signs
  • Go to all appointments and take any prescribed medications
  • Get help from a support group
  • Lean on friends and family for support
  • Learn about your condition
  • Make a plan about what to do if your suicidal thoughts come back

Suicidal Thoughts and Depression Treatment Online

If you’re so depressed that you’re having suicidal thoughts, getting out to a therapist or psychiatrist can be daunting. Now, you can get suicidal thoughts and depression treatment online.

With PlushCare, you can have a phone or video appointment with a psychiatrist. If they think you may benefit from medication, like an antidepressant, they can electronically send a prescription to your pharmacy.

Don’t become a statistic. It IS possible to feel better. All you need to do is reach out.

You can make an appointment any time by clicking here . Our caring psychiatrist will listen to your symptoms and work with you to come up with a treatment plan.

Take that first step towards getting help. You could start feeling better as soon as today.

Depression Quiz

The following 20 questions are sourced from top depression tests with questions vetted by the Psych Central Research team. They have been carefully selected to ensure a comprehensive look at your mental health and specifically determine any symptoms of depression. When taking this test analyze your emotions from the past week. Note, this test is not a diagnostic tool, only a doctor can diagnose depression.

I do things slowly.
I'm hopeless about my future.
I have trouble concentrating.
I feel that pleasure and joy has left my life.
I struggle to make decisions.
I have lost interest in things that used to be important to me.
I'm sad and unhappy.
I'm agitated and keep moving around.
I'm fatigued and it takes great effort for me to do simple tasks.
I feel I am a guilty person and deserve punishment.
I feel like a failure.
I feel lifeless.
My sleeping pattern has changed, I either sleep too much or too little.
I fantasize about suicide.
I plan how I might kill myself.
I feel trapped or caught.
I feel depressed even when good things happen to me.
Good things happen to me.
Without dieting I have lost or gained weight.
I feel alone, no one is there for me.

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