Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal Thoughts: What Will Happen when You Ask for Help?

Suicidal thoughts can be extremely troubling not only for the person experiencing them, but for their loved ones as well. Our multidisciplinary team at Ridgeview Institute Monroe is here for you every step of the way, ensuring you get the mental health treatment you need from the moment you or your loved one decides to seek help. We have streamlined the process which removes a major barrier to the support and services needed when someone expresses or exhibits signs of suicidal thoughts. You can expect confidential and compassionate care at Ridgeview Institute.

I’m Dealing with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts: What Happens Next?

The causes of suicidal thoughts are vast and include environmental, physical, and psychological factors. No matter the contributing factors to any suicidal thoughts you may be experiencing, understand that asking for mental health help is a major step in the right direction and nothing to be ashamed of.

If you are in need of support for depression or are having thoughts of suicide and are ready to reach out for mental health support, take a moment to recognize that this is truly a courageous act that benefits you and those you care about. To make this process easier, you can identify a trustworthy person in your life whom you are able to speak with openly and privately about what you’re feeling. Together, you can determine the next appropriate steps and, if necessary, establish a safety plan (such as removing weapons from your home).

For many people, the next step will be contacting professional resources, such as our intake team at Ridgeview Institute. Our team offers confidential guidance to help you figure out which of our inpatient programs or outpatient services will be the most appropriate for you. Services may include crisis care (if you are in imminent danger of harming yourself or others). We can also help with establishing a safety plan until you are able to get the support you or your loved one needs. Other services include free individualized evaluations, medication management, 24-hour nursing, and on-going therapy and training in life skills and coping strategies as needed.

Ready to Get Help for Your Suicidal Thoughts?

If you are in crisis, call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room so you can get immediate assistance. If you’re experiencing constant suicidal thoughts and would like confidential guidance and support, you can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. This is a toll-free number that connects you with trained staff members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Lastly, if you are ready to get personalized assistance, we encourage you to call Ridgeview Institute. Georgia’s first choice in mental health and addiction treatment for over 40 years. Our trained clinical staff is available 24/7 for free and confidential initial consultations. We’d be honored to be a part of the next chapter in your life.



Ridgeview Institute Monroe is here to help you navigate your journey to wellness. We offer 24/7 free assessments in our facility for your convenience. If you or a loved one is struggling, please contact us for more information.