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    Psychologist

    Would you say that thinking for a bit about blowing your head off is a good reason to find a Psychologist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
    Would you say that thinking for a bit about blowing your head off is a good reason to find a Psychologist?
    Sounds like a better reason to find a psychiatrist.
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    It's a definite reason to get off the internets and go to a hospital. right now.

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    In fact, here are some numbers that can help you, tonight even...

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    Well, we all have self destructive impulses at one point or another. That is pretty common. If you feel you're having a problem, then yes, I'd encourage you to reach out to someone, a Psychologist is one option, or your pastor, or a good friend. I see solveg already posted some hotlines in your area as well.

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    People that blow their heads off don't talk about it. Usually their Father finds them the next day...sad
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    Depression is nothing to toy with.

    It may be something you will just get past, or it could end tragically.

    My advice is that you find a professional to talk to as soon as possible.

    The difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist seems to be that the psychiatrist prescribes drugs, where the psychologist actually listens to you and helps you deal with your issues on an interpersonal level.

    In my case I go to a psychologist who referred me to a psychiatrist for medication.

    If you go to one psychologist and it doesn't help, don't assume that it is the wrong path, seek out the right psychologist. A psychologist is definitely a person you need to be able to connect with on a personal level.

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    Never hurts anyone to seek help. So, if you are thinking about it, it might be worth the time to try it out. Anyone would be benefitted by examining their life, and involving a dispassionate and unbiased voice in that process can be of immense help.

    So, I vote for talking to someone.

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    Also, in case I didn't make it clear.

    My referral to the psychiatrist was only part of what the psychologist did... she just sent me to get some medication that she couldn't prescribe, we still continued regular sessions as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
    Would you say that thinking for a bit about blowing your head off is a good reason to find a Psychologist?
    Yes... yes it is. Don't macho your way through any form of depression, it doesn't end well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Well, we all have self destructive impulses at one point or another. That is pretty common. If you feel you're having a problem, then yes, I'd encourage you to reach out to someone, a Psychologist is one option, or your pastor, or a good friend. I see solveg already posted some hotlines in your area as well.

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    I'm with Tom on this one. I would recommend to not bottle this idea and think that it would go away (if you are seriously thinking about it). Also, please talk to someone about this.

    If you need to talk to someone my PM box is open too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    People that blow their heads off don't talk about it. Usually their Father finds them the next day...sad
    Does it mean when I say it, I am safe? I know that statement too, and I think there were people who were telling and asking for help as much as they could and nobody listened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    sounds like a better reason to find a psychiatrist.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
    Would you say that thinking for a bit about blowing your head off is a good reason to find a Psychologist?
    What's a bit? Like a few seconds every once in a blue moon, inquiring about how it feels and what happens afterward? Or a bit as in every day, each day getting closer to planning it out...

    If it's the latter, talk. Pscyhiatrist, good friend, whomever...just talk about it. Take a break from here (and the Web) and sort things out, but with someone that cares.

    If it's the former, I asked my psychologist (when I saw one) about that and he said that it was normal behavior. I would agree that it's pretty normal to wonder about death sometimes, since it's so enigmatic.

    Disclaimer: I was sort of at that point when I was younger. Haven't been like that since, though I feel into something of a mild depression earlier this year. Talking helped a lot.
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    Go to a shrink (I can't spell spyshciatrist). RIGHT NOW!! No. Stop reading this. Get you car keys, GO NOW!!
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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