How do i tell doctor about SUI

AJ45

Confident
How do i tell dr whats fully going on and are very close to just not being here anymore...?

Im ..... I dont really have the words :/
 

gealach

MyPTSD Pro
I remember what that feels like.

You just communicate it, however you can let it out in the moment.

Some things I could only say if I looked away, almost turning the chair around. Other things I couldn't speak at all, so I wrote it down... barely legible. Once all I could do was raise an eyebrow.

If it will save your life, communicate it.

Are you safe?
 

Sideways

Sponsor
Does your doc have an email address? That would be my first go-to. Means I can be much more frank than I have the guts to be in person, and I can give them the heads up asap. Which gives them the chance to help you out faster if they check it regularly.

Some people like the phone. That's always an option - you're allowed to call and say that you're worried about your own safety. You don't actually have to know what words to use. "I'm not safe right now" is a good enough start. "I'm having trouble with mu suicidal thoughts, and I don't feel safe" is pretty clear.

I did it in writing. When it got really bad recently, I did a checklist of my issues:
That it was no longer habitual rumination, but had become active planning;
That I could guarantee my safety only for a period of....;
The degree to which I had intent (strong/average/mild).

Those were the main points. Hand em over at the start of the appointment. And from there, we talk about the options available.

And if none of that is going to deal with it soon enough? I stop wondering what to do and just get myself to the nearest ED and tell triage "I'm suicidal, I need help".

Hope something in there is helpful for your situation.
 

AJ45

Confident
I remember what that feels like.

You just communicate it, however you can let it out in the moment.

Some things I could only say if I looked away, almost turning the chair around. Other things I couldn't speak at all, so I wrote it down... barely legible. Once all I could do was raise an eyebrow.

If it will save your life, communicate it.

Are you safe?
Trying to be safe. And i know need to communicate it before too late
 

AJ45

Confident
Does your doc have an email address? That would be my first go-to. Means I can be much more frank than I have the guts to be in person, and I can give them the heads up asap. Which gives them the chance to help you out faster if they check it regularly.

Some people like the phone. That's always an option - you're allowed to call and say that you're worried about your own safety. You don't actually have to know what words to use. "I'm not safe right now" is a good enough start. "I'm having trouble with mu suicidal thoughts, and I don't feel safe" is pretty clear.

I did it in writing. When it got really bad recently, I did a checklist of my issues:
That it was no longer habitual rumination, but had become active planning;
That I could guarantee my safety only for a period of....;
The degree to which I had intent (strong/average/mild).

Those were the main points. Hand em over at the start of the appointment. And from there, we talk about the options available.

And if none of that is going to deal with it soon enough? I stop wondering what to do and just get myself to the nearest ED and tell triage "I'm suicidal, I need help".

Hope something in there is helpful for your situation.
All wise ideas. Really trying to avoid ED
 

Survivor3

MyPTSD Pro
Hi @AJ45 sorry your feeling like that, it's shitty. I agree with all of the above. If there's no email address for your docters then write a short letter bullet pointing how you feel and hand it in to your surgery. I hope that you get the help that you need and feel better soon. ?
 

Mach123

MyPTSD Pro
Go to the emergency room, I never did this but if I ever felt like that again I would I hope. I used to call my doctor and talk to the nurses and call suicide hotlines which was really helpful. I don’t remember it all that well. I was afraid they’d lock me up which would have been a good idea. I eventually put myself in detox and I got off pills.

I’m sorry, I know it’s terrible. I hope you feel better.
 

AJ45

Confident
What's been going on in your life that has led you to feel like this?

Physical health issues, lack of sleep, constant thoughts, constant fight trying to actually get help to have it only make shit worse, i dont know so much.. I know things could be worse but i dont function anymore
 
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