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Should I Tell My Counselor?

Postby thecinnamonroll » Tue May 22, 2018 8:32 pm

On the assessment sheet my counselor wants me to fill out before I see him there's a question on it about "how suicidal are you"; you mark your feelings from a 1 to a 10. I've thought about it lately, but have not planned anything nor do I have plans. Since this is my first visit should I let him know or should I wait because I'm scared that I might get locked up or something like that?
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Re: Should I Tell My Counselor?

Postby Wally58 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:37 pm

I believe that many of us think about it from time to time. It can be an act of desperation and despair. It is also important to tell them that you have no plans to do so.
Thoughts are nothing to be ashamed of. Share whatever you think may help them to help you. If you are depressed or despondent, they want to know to what degree.
It is important to be completely honest on the assessment. They use the information that you provide to draw up an effective treatment plan. When you interview with the counselor, you can add details.
Best of luck to you. :D
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