Suicidal Ideation Treatment in Georgia

Suicidal Ideation Treatment in Georgia
Georgia’s suicide rate is a serious public health issue. Suicide deaths and attempts can negatively impact families and take an emotional toll on the survivors of those who lose their life. This impact also extends to those who survive a suicide attempt.

At Southeast Detox, our suicidal ideation treatment program in Georgia, offers treatment plan options to help you or a loved one avoid suicide.

The facts concerning suicide deaths in Georgia are alarming.

The Annual Suicide Prevention Program Report: 2019, provided by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, offers the following statistics.

  • In 2018, Georgia’s suicide rate saw a 16% increase.

  • In 2017, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the state.

  • Also, in 2017, Georgia ranked 39th compared to other states.

  • Rural counties reported higher suicide rates and non-rural counties had an increase in suicide deaths.

Access to mental health services is the key to addressing this ongoing battle to save lives.

Suicidal Ideation Treatment in Georgia

Types of Suicidal Ideation We Treat

At Southeast Detox, we treat different types of suicidal ideation. Those include passive suicidal ideation, active suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt survivors who continue to suffer from ongoing suicidal ideation.

It is essential for individuals and impacted loved ones to seek professional support when dealing with either type of suicidal ideation.

  • Passive Suicidal Ideation: Individuals with this type of suicidal ideation have thoughts of death or suicide that do not include a plan or set intentions. Passive suicidal ideation brings on feelings of the idea of dying to relieve pain or when their own life doesn’t feel worth living. Even without the immediate danger of suicide present, this type of suicidal ideation still needs to be evaluated by a medical professional before it escalates.

  • Active Suicidal Ideation: This is a serious condition where individuals plan to end their lives. Often, those with active suicidal ideation experience thoughts of hopelessness, worthlessness, and despair. People suffering from this ideation need immediate medical attention or support from a mental health crisis center or licensed professional.

  • Suicide Attempt Survivors Ideation: When a person suffers from active suicidal ideation and survives an attempt, they often experience ongoing passive or active suicide ideation because of the still-present feelings of loneliness and despair, which usually stems from the judgment they feel from others because of their experience with suicide.

Through therapy, medication, and treatment programs, individuals struggling with suicidal ideation can regain control of their lives and work toward long-term recovery from their mental illness.

Individuals who suffer from chronic pain or illness or have a history of abuse tend to be at an increased risk for suicidal ideation. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes several pre-existing mental health disorders that can benefit from a program as well.

They include:

Why Choose Southeast Detox for Suicidal Ideation Treatment?

When you work with Southeast Detox, you will feel heard among friends. Our treatment team is well-respected in the industry, and we are mental health and drug addiction experts. Our backgrounds and passion leave no stone unturned. We cover the range of painkiller addiction detox to evidence-based therapies.

Our team of nurses, therapists, and group facilitators are trained to guide our clients through sharing their thoughts and feelings, aligning treatment plans that promote mental wellness, and learning how to manage emotions.

Southeast Detox is fully licensed and JCAHO accredited. We are also Joint Commission-accredited, which means we go above and beyond to raise the standard of safety and quality of care for our clients.

Our Suicidal Ideation Treatment Programs

Our suicidal ideation treatment programs at Southeast Detox strive to address and reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Our individualized treatment plans include individual, group, and family therapy, medically-assisted detoxification (detox), inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, sober living homes, and aftercare.

  • Medical Detox: Through our medically assisted detoxification (detox) program, clients are medically monitored at our treatment facility as they withdraw. This involves ridding the body of harmful substances and is part of an overall treatment plan.

  • Inpatient Treatment: For this level of care, clients live at our facility 24/7 under the supervision of our treatment team while receiving residential treatment. Clients receive programming tailored specifically to them and their journey.

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): This treatment option is a day treatment where patients receive healthcare services during the day and return home to continue with their obligations. Clients spend up to 30 hours a week at our treatment center.

  • Intensive Outpatient program (IOP): IOP is a less intensive option for patients to receive treatment 3-5 five days a week in 3-hour sessions. This option works best with clients who can live everyday life as close to pre-treatment as necessary when caring for their families and jobs.

  • Aftercare/Traditional Outpatient: Aftercare and continuous support are critical to maintaining sobriety and essential to our mental health treatment plans. Support can include ongoing family and individual therapy or counseling, continued participation in support groups or 12-step programs, and regular check-ins with a therapist.

  • Sober Living: Our sober living homes offer structured housing that provides additional accountability and an evidence-based approach. Sober living is often used in conjunction with PHP and IOP.

Our Suicidal Ideation Treatment Services

Suicidal ideation treatment helps to reduce or eliminate the thoughts and actions that tend to lead to suicidal ideation. The treatments can involve therapy, medication, or a combination. The idea at Southeast Detox is that through therapy, we can help our clients identify and address the underlying problems that lead to suicidal thoughts, including depression, anxiety, trauma, stressors, and stress-inducing events and challenges in life.

While medication can help stabilize mood and reduce the symptoms that lead to suicidal ideation, prompt and effective comprehensive treatment plans are the best course of action. We help our clients learn coping strategies, develop a support network, and work toward long-term recovery.

We offer therapy options that address the whole individual when addressing suicidal ideation.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) identifies conflicting behaviors and how to change them. Our therapists help clients pinpoint negative thoughts and apply strategies to replace them with positive ones.

  • Family Therapy is a meaningful discussion guided by your therapist to improve communication and relationships. With a therapist, the family members and client will work to understand how the family dynamics play a role in suicidal ideation. Together, you will address communication problems and family conflicts while receiving practical strategies for suicide prevention and working through the healing process.

  • Group therapy involves sharing similar issues or concerns in a supportive and collaborative setting. Individuals with suicidal ideation can connect with others who understand what they are experiencing and offer empathy and encouragement. Group therapy, like family therapy, is another setting where our clients can learn coping skills for dealing with life’s challenges, all in the presence of a licensed therapist who facilitates the sessions.

  • Because it treats the whole person, holistic therapy can be a catalyst for addressing past trauma and overcoming negative thought patterns and beliefs. Treating the whole body can promote balance in the mind, which impacts the entire body.

What Are The Warning Signs That Someone Needs Treatment?

The National Institute of Mental Health has compiled warning signs to be aware of if you are someone you know might need treatment for suicidal ideation.

When an individual consistently talks about the following, it’s time for the help of mental health professionals:

  • Wanting to die

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Great guilt or shame

  • Being a burden to others

  • Self-harm

There are emotional signs of being aware of as well:

  • Empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live

  • Extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage

  • Unbearable emotional or physical pain

If you are your loved one has a sudden behavior change, the following might be an indicator of suicide risk.

Those include the following:

  • Making a plan or researching ways to die

  • Withdrawing from friends, saying goodbye, giving away essential items, or making a will

  • Taking dangerous risks, such as driving extremely fast

  • Displaying extreme mood swings

  • Eating or sleeping more or less

  • Using drugs or alcohol more often

If you are someone you know is in immediate danger, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 and can offer assistance in moments of distress and point you to community resources.

Paying For Treatment

Our goal at Southeast Detox is to provide accessible treatment options. Our admissions team will assist you with your health insurance coverage plans or develop payment options. 

Some in-network treatment mental health providers we accept are Tricare, Anthem BCBS, Alliant Health Plans, Friday Health Plans, and Optum VA. We also accept most other private insurance policies.

We want you to know that we aim to find the plan that suits you at a cost you can afford. Ultimately, Southeast Detox strives to make its addiction treatment options accessible and affordable for all who seek help.

More About Our Suicidal Ideation Treatment Plans

We specialize in assisting individuals and families who are struggling with suicidal ideation. Southeast Detox offers therapies that help clients develop new ways to cope with mental illness and any associated substance abuse. Providing a supportive environment makes it easier for clients to focus on their recovery and regain control over their lives.

If you or someone you know needs support combatting anxiety and substance abuse, we encourage you to visit us at 4300 Martha Berry Hwy, Rome, GA 30165, by phone at (706) 873-9955, or by email at

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