Suicide, in my experience, is so often a part of therapy. A client might seek help because they recoginse suicidal feelings in themselves or they may have already made one or more attempts to end their lives. They might also seek help because someone close to them has made or even completed an attempt to end their own lives.
A client who had feelings about ending their own life might not have any intention of actually doing so but be frightened that if they express any thoughts at all about suicide this might be treated as an intention to harm themselves immediately. This is one of the many reasons I try and provide a safe and calm space for clients to explore the feelings they are experiencing and listen carefully to what the thoughts and feelings mean to them.
I read recently something a friend of mine shared on Facebook…
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