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Suicide & Self-Harm / Self Injury

Important Notice: Please note that Primary Care Psychotherapy is not a crisis support centre for Suicide or Self-harm. If your inquiry is urgent or of an immediate critical nature please follow the instructions below entitled:

What to do In Cases of Emergency

Suicide

If, perhaps even as you read this, either you or someone you know right now may be thinking about suicide, then please know that you are not alone and there is professional help available. Suicide is the act of intentionally taking one’s own life. It is a very tragic reaction to a distressing and often overwhelming life situation. You, or the person you are concerned for, may be struggling to cope with suicidal thoughts and may be frightened or afraid to reach out for help. You may be worried that you will not be taken seriously, or that you might be misunderstood or not listened to. These are common concerns which are frequently experienced by someone who is trying to deal with suicidal thoughts and who may be reluctant to get help. Talking to someone you can trust and who is trained to help you, and sharing your feelings in a compassionate and caring way can begin the healing process. Reaching out by telling someone how you feel and that you need their help is a really important first step.

Self-harm or Self-injury

Self-harming or self-injuring behaviours mean that you are harming your own physical body on purpose.  Self-harming is a counter intuitive and unhealthy way of coping with severe forms of psychological pain, intense anger or frustration.  It’s a physical way of expressing deep seated emotional pain. Methods of self-harming are varied, and can include for example such hurting behaviours as cutting, burning, or self-hitting. Whilst self-harming may give a temporary sense of relief from the intense emotional pain it is usually followed by feelings of guilt and shame. Self-harming behaviours, whilst not initially intent on suicide, may increase the risk of more serious injuries developing and may become increasingly dangerous or life-threatening. Initially, talking to a trusted relative or friend about this is important. Then, getting professional treatment and supports in place provides the opportunity to learn effective new coping skills and investigate the underlying issues. These steps, taken in a safe and trusted therapeutic environment, can work towards relieving the psychological pain and begin the healing process.

At Primary Care Psychotherapy our qualified and professionally accredited psychotherapists are trained to help

you with these issues.

THERAPISTS WHO SPECIALISE IN THIS AREA:

To get more information on an individual therapist please click on name Ken Hannaway Contact Primary Care Psychotherapy in confidence @ 045 896690 or email info@primarytherapy.ie to discuss making an appointment with one of our therapists. To make an appointment with one of our therapists please contact us in confidence using the following details: Telephone:  045 896690 Email: info@primarytherapy.ie

What to do In Cases of Emergency

If you think there is a risk of a suicide attempt get emergency help now: 1. Talk to a close friend or loved one – tell them how you feel, tell them that you need help right now 2. Go to where you feel safest; if possible remove the intended means for suicide 3. Call the suicide hot-line numbers or emergency services immediately (see list below) 4. Call your GP primary healthcare provider or go to your local Hospital A&E if necessary 5. Get solid supports in place – turn immediately to trusted family or friends Emergency telephone numbers and website contact details:   Tel Website Emergency Services 112 or 999 Samaritans 116 123 www.samaritans.org Pieta House 01 601 0000 www.pieta.ie Aware 1890 303 302 www.supportmail@aware.ie Childline (if under 18) 1800 66 66 66 https://www.childline.ie Text Talk 50101 HSE Mental Health yourmentalhealth.ie Hospital A&E http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/acutehospitals/hospitals Your local GP
Primary Care Psychotherapy
Disclaimer: The Counsellors and Psychotherapists at Primary Care Psychotherapy practise independently on his or her own behalf. Therapists do not constitute a partnership or other trading entity or profit sharing arrangement with Primary Care Psychotherapy. The Therapeutic Contract that exists is one between the therapist and his or her client(s), and Primary Care Psychotherapy is not party to any such contracts.
Make an appointment +353-45-896690 / info@primarytherapy.ie
Copyright 2016 Primary Care Psychotherapy | Website by MGS Web Design
Opening Hours Primary Care Psychotherapy is open Monday to Saturday 9am - 9pm

Suicide & Self-Harm / Self Injury

Important Notice: Please note that Primary Care Psychotherapy is not a crisis support centre for Suicide or Self-harm. If your inquiry is urgent or of an immediate critical nature please follow the instructions below entitled:

What to do In Cases of Emergency

Suicide

If, perhaps even as you read this, either you or someone you know right now may be thinking about suicide, then please know that you are not alone and there is professional help available. Suicide is the act of intentionally taking one’s own life. It is a very tragic reaction to a distressing and often overwhelming life situation. You, or the person you are concerned for, may be struggling to cope with suicidal thoughts and may be frightened or afraid to reach out for help. You may be worried that you will not be taken seriously, or that you might be misunderstood or not listened to. These are common concerns which are frequently experienced by someone who is trying to deal with suicidal thoughts and who may be reluctant to get help. Talking to someone you can trust and who is trained to help you, and sharing your feelings in a compassionate and caring way can begin the healing process. Reaching out by telling someone how you feel and that you need their help is a really important first step.

Self-harm or Self-injury

Self-harming or self-injuring behaviours mean that you are harming your own physical body on purpose.  Self-harming is a counter intuitive and unhealthy way of coping with severe forms of psychological pain, intense anger or frustration.  It’s a physical way of expressing deep seated emotional pain. Methods of self-harming are varied, and can include for example such hurting behaviours as cutting, burning, or self-hitting. Whilst self-harming may give a temporary sense of relief from the intense emotional pain it is usually followed by feelings of guilt and shame. Self-harming behaviours, whilst not initially intent on suicide, may increase the risk of more serious injuries developing and may become increasingly dangerous or life-threatening. Initially, talking to a trusted relative or friend about this is important. Then, getting professional treatment and supports in place provides the opportunity to learn effective new coping skills and investigate the underlying issues. These steps, taken in a safe and trusted therapeutic environment, can work towards relieving the psychological pain and begin the healing process.

At Primary Care Psychotherapy our qualified and

professionally accredited psychotherapists are

trained to help you with these issues.

THERAPISTS WHO SPECIALISE IN THIS AREA:

To get more information on an individual therapist please click on name Ken Hannaway Contact Primary Care Psychotherapy in confidence @ 045 896690 or email info@primarytherapy.ie to discuss making an appointment with one of our therapists. To make an appointment with one of our therapists please contact us in confidence using the following details: Telephone:  045 896690 Email: info@primarytherapy.ie

What to do In Cases of Emergency

If you think there is a risk of a suicide attempt get emergency help now: 1. Talk to a close friend or loved one – tell them how you feel, tell them that you need help right now 2. Go to where you feel safest; if possible remove the intended means for suicide 3. Call the suicide hot-line numbers or emergency services immediately (see list below) 4. Call your GP primary healthcare provider or go to your local Hospital A&E if necessary 5. Get solid supports in place – turn immediately to trusted family or friends Emergency telephone numbers and website contact details:   Tel Website Emergency Services 112 or 999 Samaritans 116 123 www.samaritans.org Pieta House 01 601 0000 www.pieta.ie Aware 1890 303 302 www.supportmail@aware.ie Childline (if under 18) 1800 66 66 66 https://www.childline.ie Text Talk 50101 HSE Mental Health yourmentalhealth.ie Hospital A&E http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/acuteh ospitals/hospitals Your local GP
Primary Care Psychotherapy 
Copyright 2016 Primary Care Psychotherapy Website by MGS Web Design
Disclaimer: The Counsellors and Psychotherapists at Primary Care Psychotherapy practise independently on his or her own behalf. Therapists do not constitute a partnership or other trading entity or profit sharing arrangement with Primary Care Psychotherapy. The Therapeutic Contract that exists is one between the therapist and his or her client(s), and Primary Care Psychotherapy is not party to any such contracts.
Primary Care Psychotherapy Vista Primary Care, Naas, Co. Kildare +353-45-896690  info@primarytherapy.ie
Opening Hours Primary Care Psychotherapy is open Monday to Saturday 9am - 9pm