Therapeutic Issues in Working with Suicidal Patients

The treatment of suicidal behavior presents many challenges to both the novice and the seasoned clinician. Although standard CT for depression may be applied to this high-risk group, clinicians may utilize a modified, 10-session, empirically based cognitive protocol that is specific to the needs of suicide attempters. The major objective of this intervention is to decrease the recurrence of future suicidal behavior through the use of general CT principles. Additional aims are to reduce psychological risk factors for suicide, such as depression, hopelessness, and suicide ideation. Findings from a recently published controlled clinical trial indicate an overall reduction rate of approximately 50% in subsequent suicide attempts among recent suicide attempters, as well as significant decreases in their levels of depression and hopelessness (Brown et al., 2005).

Letting Go, Moving On

Letting Go, Moving On

Learning About Letting Go, Moving On Can Have Amazing Benefits For Your Life And Success! Don't be held back by the past - face your guilt and fears and move on! Letting go is merely arriving at a decision, no more allowing something from the past tense to influence your life today or to cut down your inner sense of peace and welfare.

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