Worth reading.

Dr Nicholas Jenner

As a therapist, it can always be the case that I can be confronted with a situation where a patient is suicidal.  While some are obvious cases, I always need to be aware of the more subtle clues that might lead me to believe that it could happen.  It is a difficult one. Given the legal obligations that therapists work under in that these cases must be reported if a feeling is there that an attempt is imminent, some patients who would plan such a step would go to great lengths in order to avoid the therapist getting any kind of clue of intention.  I have been through this a number of times and it doesn’t get easier.

The whole idea of someone taking their own life is a mystery to most. Often loved ones left behind are racked with guilt and pain,  torturing themselves about what they could have…

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