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Telling doctor about suicidal thoughts? - December 12th 2010, 01:36 AM

I'm just wondering if this would be a good or bad idea. I have an unrelated doctor appointment sometime next week (it's not scheduled yet, but I'm thinking of going maybe on Thursday), and I was thinking about telling her about my depression/suicidal thoughts. I'm hoping she can give me some references of places to go or what to do, because I have absolutely no clue and no one else to talk to or ask.

The only problem is, I don't want to be sent to a mental hospital for my suicidal thoughts, so I'm afraid to mention it. I mean, I wouldn't mind going because I think it'd help, but I have three kids at home that I am responsible for at the moment, and it would be a hassle for someone else to have to take them.

So, maybe I should leave out the part about the suicide? Just tell her I've been feeling depressed? I guess it isn't necessary for her to know the details, right? Although... What if she asks? Do I flat out lie? Or just try to make it not sound as bad?

Maybe she wouldn't do anything about it either way... But I'm afraid to take that chance, you know?

So... yeah. I'm just tired of this and want help. Any thoughts?

How far do I have to go to make you understand?
I wanna make this work so much it hurts...
But I just can't keep on giving, go on living with the way things are.
So I'm gonna walk away, and it's up to you to say how far...
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Re: Telling doctor about suicidal thoughts? - December 12th 2010, 04:00 AM

Hey there,

I think it is great that you want help for all of this. Reaching out for help is such a big step in overcoming these feelings. I think you should definitely go for it. Tell the doctor what you feel comfortable with. Maybe you could explain to her that you are feeling depressed and let her know if she can give you any references or if she can direct you on where to go from there.

Letting someone know about all of this is such a great thing and I hope it goes well.


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Re: Telling doctor about suicidal thoughts? - December 12th 2010, 05:36 AM

tell the dr the truth about what you are feeling but tell her that you are not going to do something stupid that you want help with out going away.
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