Posted by Peter S on November 1, 2000, at 23:16:14
Yes after 39 years on this planet I've finally been thinking about suicide. I've mentioned this to my therapist on and off since we started a couple of months ago. I brought it up again and he said at some point later in the conversation "I don't think you are going to kill yourself". I was too shocked to say anything but at our next session he said that he meant that I wasn't going to kill myself "before next week".
He has said and done a number of other things that indicate that he doesn't take my depression that seriously- he admits that he has never been very depressed himself. I have since terminated with him and I have sent him a letter outlining my concerns about how harmful his actions were to me. I also mentioned sending a letter to the ethics board about my concerns. First I plan on talking to him about it.
I realize it is hard for me to be objective under the circumstances. What do people think of this kind of behavior? Any ideas about appropriate action?
Thanks in advance!