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Are thoughts of killing normal?

To answer your question, it is not normal to think about killing yourself all the time. It is not even normal to think about killing yourself a couple times a week. It is approaching normal to think about killing yourself very occasionally during times of great stress, but even then, this tends to be a fleeting thought.

Is it normal for people to have violent thoughts? This can be difficult in a culture that routinely chalks violent thoughts up to a “normal” consequence of being human. There is a tremendous amount of help for people who have dangerous thoughts.

Why do some people fight their unwanted thoughts? This is simply not true, and, in fact, the opposite is true. It is the effort people use to fight the thought that makes it stick and fuels its return. People fight thoughts because the content seems alien, unacceptable, and at odds with who they are.

How to help someone who has dangerous thoughts? There is a tremendous amount of help for people who have dangerous thoughts. Treatment plans are patient-centric and tailored to reduce the risk of harm in a given individual. Some options include brief inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, a rigorous outpatient therapy plan, education about firearms-related suicides, and medication management.

What does it mean when you have unwanted intrusive thoughts? Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts. Unwanted intrusive thoughts are stuck thoughts that cause great distress. They seem to come from out of nowhere, arrive with a whoosh, and cause a great deal of anxiety. The content of unwanted intrusive thoughts often focuses on sexual or violent or socially unacceptable images.