Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal Thoughts: What Happens Once I Ask for Help?

Suicidal thoughts can be intrusive and disturbing. They tend to emerge when we are at the lowest points in our lives. Remember, these thoughts are not permanent, you can find the will to live again. Our interdisciplinary team at Ridgeview Institute will help to guide your treatment, ensuring the best outcomes for you or your loved one. We have removed one of the obstacles to treatment by streamlining the helping process making access to services easy and attainable. We are here to provide the compassionate care you have come to expect from Ridgeview.

Help, I’m Dealing with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts: What Should I Do?

There are many causes of suicidal thoughts including environmental, physical, and psychological. Regardless of what those contributing factors are, asking for help is the first step towards getting the support you need.

If you are in need of help for depression or are having thoughts of suicide and think you might be ready to get mental health support, understand that you are not alone. Ridgeview is here 24/7 to offer support.

After identifying someone you trust to be there with you, the next step will be contacting professional resources, such as our intake team at Ridgeview Institute. Our team offers support via a level of care assessment to determine the best program for your current needs. Services can include inpatient, outpatient programs and crisis care for those in imminent danger of harming themselves or others and are unable to maintain their safety. We are able to help you and your loved one establish a safety plan. Other services include free individualized evaluations, medication management, 24-hour nursing, and on-going therapy and training in life skills and coping strategies as needed.

Are You Ready to Get Help?

If you are in imminent danger, please call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room so you can get immediate assistance. If you’re experiencing persistent thoughts of suicide that have been increasing and/or getting worse, contact us or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 for guidance an support. This is a toll-free number that connects you with a mental health professional 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are ready to get individualized assistance, call Ridgeview Institute at (770) 434-4567, Georgia’s first choice in mental health and addiction treatment for over 40 years. We have counselors available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week for a free and confidential initial consultation. Let us help you get to the light at the end of the tunnel.



Ridgeview Institute is here to guide your journey toward mental wellness. For your convenience, we offer 24/7 assessments at no cost. If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health or substance abuse issue contact us to see how we can help.