By Kelsie Tobias, LCSW, Springfield Clinic Family Medicine
Whether you’re worried about a loved one or suffering yourself, it’s important to acknowledge that thoughts of self-harm or suicide are often a symptom of depression. People with depression are often afraid to talk about their feelings with friends, family or even a trusted physician or therapist because they don’t know how their confidants will react or what treatment may be recommended. If you struggle with depression and feel embarrassed, ashamed or judged about it—I promise, you’re not alone.
Experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicide yourself or looking to share some tips with a friend in need of support? Learn these five S’s to help prevent suicide:
Read more about Kelsie and counseling services offered at Springfield Clinic, or call 217.528.7541 to make an appointment.
Kelsie Tobias, LCSW, has her Master of Social Work from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. She can serve anyone, from age five through adolescence and adulthood. She specializes in child behaviors, ADHD, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety, stress management, mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques, gender identity, sexuality issues, and trauma. Licensed in the state of Illinois, our LCSW team is trained in cultural sensitivity, ethics, growth & development, human behavior and theory and works closely with your other doctors and health care professionals to assist in managing your mental health needs.
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