“If people are depressed and alone, they’re more likely to commit suicide than if they feel they can talk about it. Talking about it gives us an opportunity to help them.” – Jeremy Jaramillo
At MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy our goal has always been to break the stigma of mental illness and give our patients the courage to “fight in the open.”
Why the “Connection Cure” is Helpful During IV Ketamine Treatment
People who have contemplated or attempted suicide often feel very isolated and ashamed. Feeling “different” or as though nobody else can understand their feelings can make them feel very alone.
We at MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy believe that support groups can be extremely beneficial on the road back to a life of joy, happiness and purpose.
In the past, the idea of peer support has been met with skepticism by some who falsely believe that when suicidal people gather, they may “give each other ideas” and raise the risk of a suicide attempt.
How MindScape Ketamine’s IV Infusions Play a Role in Decreasing Risk
Unlike traditional antidepressants, IV Ketamine infusions can eradicate suicidal thoughts and feelings within hours to days as opposed to weeks.
The rapid action of IV Ketamine is crucial to saving lives because it buys the patient time. The patient then has a longer period to get to the source of their depression, hurt or anger before acting in haste and carrying out a suicide attempt.
We strongly encourage our suicidal patients to join either a therapist or trained survivor led support group. The discussion is not focused on suicide, but openly expressing where those thoughts come from and being able to share without the fear of being judged.
IV Ketamine infusions can open the patient’s mind enough to allow to forgive themselves and others, thus allowing the internal work to be more effective.