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Alicia asked 12 years ago

I am scared of telling my therapist that I have feelings of wanting to die. Is she going to commit me to a mental hospital. I am already on xanax but it does me no good to bring down from my panic and depression

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Insight Psychological Staff answered 11 years ago

Your therapist will first complete a suicide assessment. If your risk is really severe (you have a plan and you intend to kill yourself today), s/he will find a way for you to get to the emergency room so someone can be watching over you.

If your risk is not severe (thoughts only without a plan), your therapist will continue to help you with your panic and depression, as well as help you cope with these feelings of wanting to die.

Thoughts of death are very scary, so it’s important that you get support with this. You can always contact the distress line at 780-482-4357