Suicidal Ideation Therapy & Treatment

Suicidal thoughts, or suicidal ideation, can occur in conjunction with other mood disorders, such as anxiety or depression, and stem from underlying physical health problems or as side effects of some medications. Thoughts of suicide can range from a fleeting idea to a full-blown plan. Many people who are plagued with suicidal thoughts don’t act upon them, although some do attempt suicide. There are available treatments for suicidal thoughts for those who are not in immediate danger. These treatments include antidepressants, cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, and lifestyle changes, and can be helpful in addressing some of the underlying concerns of those suffering.

However, traditional suicide ideation treatments may not deliver the results a patient needs, leaving family and friends worrying about their loved ones. At Florida Mind Health Center, a ketamine treatment clinic in Gainesville, FL, we utilize ketamine infusion therapy to help patients take control of their suicidal thoughts. Contact us today to learn more about how ketamine infusions can help you manage your suicidal thoughts.

If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Treating Suicidal Thoughts With Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine is a hallmark of medical practice as a key component in anesthesia used during surgeries. Recently, however, it’s been discovered ketamine has mood-balancing properties when administered in small doses. During a ketamine infusion, ketamine attaches to the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA), a glutamate receptor, and blocks its ability to communicate with the rest of the brain. Ketamine works fast — in as little as 40 minutes — to help regenerate brain connections damaged by depression, anxiety, or stress, which can be underlying causes of suicidal thoughts. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York in a 2015 study found that ketamine infusions are a safe and effective treatment for those suffering from suicidal ideation and are at-risk for suicide in clinical trials. Larger scale studies examining the benefits of ketamine are well underway.

Suicidal Ideation Treatment In Gainesville, FL

Florida Mind Health Center is a ketamine clinic dedicated to providing treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs, guaranteeing every patient receives the care and attention they deserve to help eliminate suicidal thoughts. Remember, you aren’t alone. Ketamine infusion therapy is quick and effective, with patients seeing long-lasting results after just a few sessions. To schedule a consultation for suicide ideation, or to learn more about ketamine treatments for mood disorders, contact us today.