Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor

Suicide is the act of taking one’s own life, while suicide ideation is an obsession with the act. A suicide survivor is someone who has previously attempted to commit suicide.

The underlying cause of these actions, obsessions, and attempts is usually clinical depression, but other factors may be contributing.

Some of the symptoms that someone who is suicidal may be feeling include:

How we can help

Thoughts of suicide or attempting suicide are two things that should not be taken lightly. If you or a loved one is having these thoughts, please seek treatment immediately. A licensed counsellor can help and recommend the correct types of therapy.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, this is an emergency – please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

For immediate help outside of our office hours, throughout Alberta, please call 211 or one of the following distress lines:

  • Edmonton and area: 780 482 HELP (4357)
  • Calgary and area: 403 266 HELP (4357)
  • Rural Distress Line (Alberta wide) 1-800-232-7288

Red Deer, Spruce Grove, Edmonton and Calgary all have their own Insight Psychological offices. Please call one of them today in order to make an appointment.