Having suicidal thoughts is a common reaction to intolerable psychological pain and can produce intense feelings of hopelessness, shame and/or guilt. To the individual having suicidal thoughts, suicide is often seen as the solution to the suffering they are experiencing.
In the U.S. there are approximately 123 suicides per day. In Utah one person dies by suicide every 14 hours on average. Suicidal thoughts are life-threatening and serious. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out. Recovery and treatment for suicidal thoughts is possible.
Nelson discovers that even when we are faced with the prospect of living the rest of our lives with a mental illness, we still have a lot to give and live for.
We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling, or recommendations online, but an assessment and referral specialist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 801-264-6000. You can also send us a message by filling out the contact form. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.