Suicidal Ideation

If you believe that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8 or go to your local emergency room immediately.

Suicidal Ideation (or suicidal thoughts) is one way for some of our brains to try to find relief from pain and feeling overwhelmed. Attempting to relieve pain is normal and understandable, and just like other coping mechanisms, it is not the only way to find relief. Help is available.

If you are experiencing suicidal ideation, you have may have felt judged, shamed, and led to believe that you have to figure this out on your own. Your story is not too much or too heavy. There are people who want to help you hold this pain. The intensity of the pain you are experiencing is temporary and there is hope for things to get better. Suicidal thoughts can be frightening and unsettling, therapy can help you develop skills to cope with these painful thoughts and help you envision a future with less pain.

Suicidal Ideation

In therapy are Care Counseling, you may work to develop a safety plan, process distressing and painful thoughts, and learn other ways to cope with feeling overwhelmed.

Additional Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Mental Health Crisis Services: Call **CRISIS** (271-747) or Text: MN to 741-741

Ramsey County: Adults: 651-266-7900, Children: 651-774-7000

Hennepin County: Adults: 612-596-1223, Children: 612-348-2233


Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Erika’s Lighthouse (Teen Depression)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Families for Depression Awareness

To Write Love on Her Arms

We can help.

Therapists who can help

CARE’s Providers are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

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Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.