Cognitive Therapy for Suicide prevention is a cognitive behavioral therapy for suicidal depressed adults and adolescents specifically aimed at preventing reoccurrence of suicidal behavior and reducing associated risk factors.
CBT-SP will help you learn adaptive coping strategies and reframing of thoughts. CBT-SP can improve problem solving skills, increase social connections, help with other treatments
you are already using and help to prevent repeated suicide attempts.
There are 3 phases of treatment:
- The early phase consists of working together to complete a suicide risk assessment, a safety plan and goal setting to decrease risk of attempting suicide in the future.
- The Intermediate Phase is to develop cognitive, affective and behavioral coping skills to decrease future suicidal ideation and behavior while increasing hopefulness. We will collaborate together to modify suicide-related beliefs and thoughts.
- The later phase of treatment is helping you to summarize and consolidate your new skills, relapse prevention-predicting problems, use new skills in a guided imagery, review progress and goals: collaborate for new goals.
You are never alone! There is help for you and you deserve to get that help. For immediate help call 911 or the statewide crisis # 1-888-568-1112.