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implicit suicide threats - q for Dr. Bob

Posted by Elizabeth on March 28, 1999, at 3:21:15

In reply to Re: Lorazepam/Lethal overdose?, posted by Dr. Bob on March 26, 1999, at 9:16:33

> > You'd be hard pressed to kill yourself by ODing on Ativan or any other benzodiazepine...
> Not that anyone should try or anything, of course...

Ahh, Dr. Bob, always The Responsible One. :-)

I have trouble knowing what to say when someone on a forum like this one makes this sort of statement (you know, the ones that seem to translate to "I'm feeling suicidal but I don't want to ask for help"). I get really uncomfortable for some reason, and I usually end up either ignoring it or saying something flippant. Do you have any advice? Is there some textbook response they teach you guys on the first day of residency or something, or is it just a matter of intuition plus experience? (Or is my reaction as goofy and over-the-top as it feels?)




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