Suicidal ideation treatment

A Revolutionary Suicidal Ideation Treatment

Ketamine infusion therapy is a highly effective suicidal ideation treatment option for patients struggling with mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Many patients suffering from these conditions have recurring suicidal thoughts and struggle with intrusive thoughts about self-harm or, tragically, lead to suicide. Suicidal thoughts can be reduced and often eliminated with ketamine therapy. Ketamine treatment is the only intervention that can actually eliminate suicidal thinking independently of other symptoms.

Understanding Suicidal Thinking

Suicidal thoughts can take over a person’s life. Fortunately, the majority of people preoccupied with suicidal thoughts do not end up following through on their plans, however, even one suicide is one too many. In the United States, there are 144 suicides completed every single day. Those who don’t take action on these thoughts are still deeply disturbed by them and the individual experiencing them can fixate on different ways they might kill themselves. Many people with suicidal thoughts are suffering from depression or other mood disorders so the recurring thoughts are often accompanied by symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, impaired concentration, and extreme guilt.

Feeling Overwhelmed & Hopeless

In many cases, this type of thinking is linked to an overwhelming situation that the individual feels they cannot cope with and the future looks hopelessly bleak. This can range from financial problems to relationship issues. Some people are at a higher risk of suicide than others; anyone diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder may experience suicidal thinking more frequently than others. Often, the thoughts don’t go away even if the situation disturbing them improves.

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Treatment for suicidal thoughts

Treatment Options for Suicidal Thoughts

Mental health problems that trigger suicidal thoughts, such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, can be treated with antidepressant medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, and lifestyle changes. Talk therapy for suicidal thoughts can be valuable for those who need support dealing with an overwhelming situation. Common methods of treatment for suicidal thoughts include:

  • Antidepressants, including SSRIs and MAOIs
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
Ketamine treatments

Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts

Ketamine therapy has been proven to be a very effective suicidal treatment. Results of a 2015 study conducted by the British Medical Association and published in the Psychological Medicine journal reveals ketamine treatments are a safe and effective intervention for patients suffering from suicidal ideation and for those at risk for suicidal behavior.

We offer low-dose Ketamine Infusion Therapy at our practice for patients suffering from mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress, and others that increase the risk of suicidal behavior.

Get Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts Today

If you or a loved one has suicidal thoughts or has been diagnosed with a mood disorder, Ketamine Infusion Therapy can help to reduce intrusive suicidal thoughts and feelings of self harm. Contact Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles today to learn more about the benefits of ketamine treatment for suicidal ideation and mood disorders.



Mother of PTSD and depression patient

I saw my son once again.

Although all the medical treatment Matt has received was valuable in some way, the only time in 16 years I saw the person who is my son once again quietly emerge, was after the ketamine infusions.

Allen C. 34 year old Male, Engineer

My successes have been phenomenal.

I have cut down on my Effexor to 75 Mg per day. I have eliminated lithium from my regiment and haven’t needed ambien for about month now to sleep. My klonopin I’ve reduced to once every other day. The infusions really helped my depression and chronic pain in my neck. My depression has never been better and I am cutting down on my other medications with great success. Thank you, thank you Dr. Mandel!

37 Year Old Woman, Registered Nurse

When I found Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles,

When I found Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, and began to research the treatment, I felt my spirits lift. I felt hope. From the moment I called their office, I knew I was in good hands. As someone who works in healthcare, I couldn’t believe how kind and attentive Dr. Mandel and his entire staff were. I know they really care about me.

Keith W. 60 year old male, Lawyer

My doctor recommended that I try Ketamine

My doctor recommended that I try Ketamine at this time because he considers that there is now enough clinical information to make an informed decision about its effectiveness and side effects, and specifically recommended Dr. Mandel, who even with a glowing recommendation from someone for whom I have tremendous respect vastly exceeded all of my expectations.


Dr. Mandel has truly made my unlivable life, livable again.

Dr. Mandel has truly made my unlivable life, livable again. My ability to get out of bed early and or nearly right as I wake up has significantly improved. I’m able to keep up with my incredibly hectic schedule. My overall mood is high and lethargy is low. My social anxiety is at an all time low, and I haven’t had a panic attack since my first infusion.

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