What is acute suicidal ideation?

Suicide ideation or suicidal thoughts refers to thinking about or planning suicide. It is when one is preoccupied with the idea of suicide and regularly thinks about how they will take their life or how life would be once they are gone.

People experience suicidal ideation during times of stress or when dealing with physical or mental health challenges. For some, suicide ideation may be passive like wishing they would die or were dead but not have plans to end their lives. For others, suicide ideation may be active where they are not just thinking about committing suicide but are planning how to execute it. A 2017survey by SAMHSAshowed that 4.3% of US adults 18+ had suicide ideation.

Find a therapist

Find a therapist and request an appointment today via our secure online portal.

Monarch does not employ any provider and is not responsible for the conduct of any provider listed on our site. All information in member profiles, and messages are created from data provided by the providers and not generated or verified by Monarch. As a user, you need to perform your own diligence to ensure the provider you choose is appropriate for your needs and complies with applicable laws and licensure requirements. Monarch is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice.

Monarch assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for the quality or any other aspect of the services a provider may provide to you, nor will Monarch be liable for any act, omission or wrongdoing committed or allegedly committed by any provider.

Articles and information and assessments posted on Monarch are for informational purposes only, and it is not intended to diagnose or treat any health conditions. Treatment and diagnosis should be performed by an appropriate health care provider.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, DO NOT USE MONARCH. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, OR THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE OR HARMING YOURSELF OR OTHERS, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY OR ANOTHER APPLICABLE EMERGENCY NUMBER.