Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States and the third-most-common cause of death among young people ages 15-24.
Our experienced, compassionate providers at the Ketamine Clinic of Spokane aim to reduce suicidality with ketamine infusion therapy. After reviewing our Q & A below, we encourage you to reach out to our clinic to learn more.
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Suicidality Q & A
What is suicidality?
Suicidality, also called suicidal ideation, involves serious thoughts, plans, or attempts at taking your own life. People who make a suicide plan are at higher risk of attempting and completing suicide.
Often stemming from persistent feelings of hopelessness and negative thoughts, suicide may seem like the only way to end unbearable pain. The team at the Ketamine Clinic of Spokane offers a life-saving solution that may provide relief from suicidality within a few hours.
What causes suicidality?
People come to think about suicide for various reasons, and many causes for suicidality remain unknown. You may be at increased risk of suicidal ideation if you have certain mental health conditions, including:
Living with chronic pain from an ongoing condition like migraines may also increase your risk of suicidality.
How does ketamine infusion therapy treat suicidality?
Research shows that a single intravenous infusion of ketamine leads to a rapid reduction in suicidal ideation that lasts for at least seven days. This may create enough time for your mental health provider to effectively intervene and prevent suicide from happening.
Widely used as an anesthetic since the ’60s, ketamine effectively treats moderate to severe mental health symptoms that don’t respond to medications and psychotherapy. Ketamine acts on your brain’s N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors and has prompt antidepressant effects.
How can I get ketamine infusion therapy?
As the only ketamine provider in Eastern Washington, the team at the Ketamine Clinic of Spokane helps many adults and teenagers recover from suicidality. But if you’re thinking about harming yourself right now, you should go to the nearest emergency room immediately. Don’t wait for an appointment.
Although you may notice a significant improvement after the first infusion, most people need six treatments in a three week period for optimal relief. The team at the Ketamine Clinic of Spokane offers financing options. They also provide a discount to members of the military and first responders. Review our pricing here.
If you or a loved one experiences suicidality, call the Ketamine Clinic of Spokane today.
What should I expect from ketamine infusion therapy for suicidality?
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