Utah Ketamine Authority
Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thinking, is the desire and contemplation to take one’s
own life. Suicidal ideation may be passive or active. An individual with passive suicidal ideation
may wish they were dead or could die, but don't have a plan to commit suicide. An individual with active suicidal ideation has intent to commit suicide, including a plan of how to do it. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideation, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1 (800) 273-8255.
Using interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychology; counselors will assist clients in exploring issues that lead to suicidal thinking. Clients will gain insight into how their reactions and behaviors influence their suicidal thought patterns, will develop skills to manage emotions more effectively, and will embrace a future focused on building the best things in life.
Integrated Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (IKAP) is also a treatment option for client’s struggling with suicidal ideation. IKAP is the combination of psychotherapy and an IV ketamine infusion. This process invites neuroplasticity (the ability to change and grow) within the brain's neural connections. This allows clients the ability to process depressive thoughts, embrace change, and focus on hope for the future.