Indirect Drivers Of Suicide Case Study

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Direct drivers of suicide for Gary include the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which are impacting his desire to act upon thoughts of suicide. Thoughts which are direct drivers for Gary include: thoughts of suicide occurring approximately four times a day; the thought that nothing is getting better; thinking of suicide the only option; the thought that suicide is always an option; thoughts of being a burden other others; and thoughts that nobody would miss him. Feelings which are acting as direct drivers include feelings of: hopelessness, perceived burdensomeness, being alone, being overwhelmed, and being unable to imagine feeling any other way. Along with thoughts and feelings, behaviors can also be a direct driver for suicide. Gary has …show more content…
Gary is currently unemployed and has been for a while. With no job, Gary is unable to pay his rent, bills, or buy food and other necessities for living. Gary states he is on the verge of losing his housing, another indirect driver. Similarly, Gary is also facing losing his medical insurance due to the length of time since employment, another indirect driver. Once his medical insurance lapses: lack of medical insurance and an inability to afford treatment will be another indirect driver of suicide, for Gary. One last indirect driver is the inability to find a job; Gary states he has been on twenty interviews in the last month with no job offers. Given the presence of depressive symptoms, the lack of job offers despite effort is another indirect driver for …show more content…
From warning signs, we will develop coping strategies which will include helping him discuss his reasons for living which will serve to provide him a sense of hope both during the session and also during the future. Reasons for living can provide internal coping mechanisms for Gary. Collaboration with Gary will occur to create the safety plan so that the details of the plan will be tailored to Gary’s thoughts, beliefs, and

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