One person dies of suicide every 40 seconds in the world today, according to the World Health Organization. Unfortunately, many people who struggle with suicidal thoughts never seek treatment — and many don’t realize that there’s a way to lift the dark cloud of suicidal ideation. If you’re dealing with suicidal thoughts, Colorado Recovery Infusion Center in Centennial, Colorado, is here for you.
A proven treatment called IV ketamine has given countless patients a safe way to get a whole new start on life, even when it seemed the most hopeless and bleak. Many medical doctors call ketamine a true miracle treatment today. Colorado Recovery Infusion Center’s founder, integrative psychiatrist Dr. Beth Ballen, heads up a full team of experts who specialize in Ketamine IV Therapy for Suicidal Tendencies. The compassionate team is ready to help you get safe, comfortable treatment in a welcoming setting.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a unique drug that your Colorado Recovery Infusion Center specialist delivers through intravenous infusions. Ketamine affects brain neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers in your brain, to help balance your mood and banish depression, anxiety, and intrusive suicidal thoughts.
Decades ago, ketamine was simply a drug that was used as an anesthetic during surgery. In more recent years, studies have shown that ketamine is also highly effective in reducing suicidal thoughts in at-risk patients. In many studies, ketamine offered fast relief and even helped patients who were suffering from acute suicidal tendencies in inpatient settings.
Many patients who derive significant benefit from ketamine try it after they fail to get good results from traditional medication and therapy. By adding ketamine into a comprehensive treatment plan, you could see a dramatic difference in a far shorter time than you ever could with oral medication alone. Many medical doctors and patients call ketamine IV therapy for suicidal tendencies a game-changing approach because it’s so effective so quickly.
How Does Ketamine Reduce Suicidal Ideation?
Medical experts are still learning exactly how ketamine reduces suicidal ideation, but it’s believed to essentially help safely rewire the parts of the brain that cause your negative and harmful thoughts. With ketamine treatment, your brain can actually learn new, healthier, thought patterns in a remarkably short time. Just as with oral antidepressant medications, ketamine works on your brain’s neurotransmitters. But, it appears to work on different neurotransmitters and has a much faster onset time than oral antidepressant medications.
When you take oral antidepressants, you often have to wait weeks to notice any effect — and some patients never get any relief with antidepressants. If you’re struggling with suicidal ideation, that’s simply too long to wait for relief. But, that’s where Ketamine IV therapy for suicidal tendencies can be incredibly beneficial. You can often notice a positive change almost immediately after a ketamine infusion. Some patients notice a lightening of their intrusive suicidal thoughts shortly after their infusion, and for others, it may take a day or two.
Is Ketamine Right For Me?
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, or other psychiatric illnesses that contribute to or cause suicidal thoughts, ketamine can be a safe and reliable way to ease this burden. You may have some of the following symptoms if you’re dealing with suicidal ideation.
- Feeling hopeless
- Feeling that life will never improve
- Losing interest in your normal routine and activities
- Becoming preoccupied with how to end your life
- Researching suicide methods and planning
- Saying goodbye to your loved ones
- Out-of-character or high-risk behaviors
- Mood swings you can’t predict
- Increased alcohol or drug use
- Increased unhealthy behaviors
- Withdrawing from other people
Often, it’s hard to see the situation clearly when you’re dealing with suicidal tendencies. At some point, you may believe that this is just how you are, or that your “normal” state includes frequent suicidal thoughts. That’s why it’s so important to speak to a medical expert about what you’re going through. You don’t have to live with suicidal thoughts. There’s a very good chance that ketamine could relieve your emotional pain and help you return to the lighter, happier, place that you can barely remember right now.
Ketamine IV Therapy for Suicidal Tendencies and Other Treatments
At Colorado Recovery Infusion Center, Dr. Ballen and the team of specialists treat the whole person. They recognize the transformative power of ketamine, but also recommend a comprehensive care plan to make sure that all your needs are met. Other treatments that can work alongside Ketamine IV therapy for suicidal tendencies can include psychiatry, hypnotherapy, counseling, medication management, talk therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, reiki healing, massage therapy, and play and art therapy for children. The team is ready to find the ideal treatment approach for you.
Ketamine IV Therapy for Suicidal Tendencies in Denver, CO
Our expert staff at Colorado Recovery Infusion Center in Denver, CO, are highly experienced in administering IV therapy treatments in a safe, private, and nurturing environment. Our doctors have over 20 years of experience and know-how to work with you to find a depression treatment or other therapy program that will get you back in control.