Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Scarborough, ON

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Sahana Jeyakumar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1G
Currently, I provide therapy for teens, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations and overall emotion regulation concerns in both community and hospital settings. Whether these concerns are intensified due to school, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, or loss, I am looking forward to collaboratively working with my clients to alleviate some of their burdens. My approach is solution focused and short term especially for my teen and adolescent clients who are trying to keep up with the demands of school and work.
Currently, I provide therapy for teens, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations and overall emotion regulation concerns in both community and hospital settings. Whether these concerns are intensified due to school, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, or loss, I am looking forward to collaboratively working with my clients to alleviate some of their burdens. My approach is solution focused and short term especially for my teen and adolescent clients who are trying to keep up with the demands of school and work.
(289) 216-6904 View (289) 216-6904
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Zohar Romm
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1E
I have helped numerous individuals, couples and families overcome emotional and behavioural difficulties as well as promote happier, healthier living: Self Esteem, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Addiction, Sex Therapy, Coping Skills, Stress Management, Depression, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Substance Use, Anxiety Disorders, Internet Addiction, Eating Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Drug Abuse, Anger Management, Family Conflict - Mediation & Communication, Mood Disorders, Career Guidance, Alcohol Use, Anxiety, PTSD, Divorce, Antisocial Personality, OCD, Life Coaching, Men's Issues.
I have helped numerous individuals, couples and families overcome emotional and behavioural difficulties as well as promote happier, healthier living: Self Esteem, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Addiction, Sex Therapy, Coping Skills, Stress Management, Depression, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Substance Use, Anxiety Disorders, Internet Addiction, Eating Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Drug Abuse, Anger Management, Family Conflict - Mediation & Communication, Mood Disorders, Career Guidance, Alcohol Use, Anxiety, PTSD, Divorce, Antisocial Personality, OCD, Life Coaching, Men's Issues.
(289) 778-4136 View (289) 778-4136
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Pamella Seaton-Brissett
Registered Social Worker, BSW, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1B
With over 20 years of professional counselling experience helping many individuals, couples and families, I know how hard life's challenges can be and I know that it takes courage to stand up to the problems in your life. You don't need to be alone. I will work with you on any of the following life, career and relationship issues: work-life balance, career counselling, lacks of motivation, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide tendencies, teen violence, trauma, domestic violence, women/female issues and interpersonal issues such as relationship, communication, and intimacy.
With over 20 years of professional counselling experience helping many individuals, couples and families, I know how hard life's challenges can be and I know that it takes courage to stand up to the problems in your life. You don't need to be alone. I will work with you on any of the following life, career and relationship issues: work-life balance, career counselling, lacks of motivation, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide tendencies, teen violence, trauma, domestic violence, women/female issues and interpersonal issues such as relationship, communication, and intimacy.
(855) 972-9502 View (855) 972-9502
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Empathic Counselling Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1H
Other areas of interest include PTSD, stress management, self-harm, suicide ideation, and mindfulness.
Currently Accepting New Clients! - Empathic Counselling Centre offers you a team of passionate psychotherapists who are dedicated to meet your therapeutic goals. Providing both individual and couples counselling, our therapists are here to help you work through life’s challenges using a client-focused, empathic approach. We specialize in a variety of concerns including anger, anxiety, depression, domestic violence and trauma. We work with you to help you identify your goals in therapy and equip you with tools to help you live your best.
Other areas of interest include PTSD, stress management, self-harm, suicide ideation, and mindfulness.
Currently Accepting New Clients! - Empathic Counselling Centre offers you a team of passionate psychotherapists who are dedicated to meet your therapeutic goals. Providing both individual and couples counselling, our therapists are here to help you work through life’s challenges using a client-focused, empathic approach. We specialize in a variety of concerns including anger, anxiety, depression, domestic violence and trauma. We work with you to help you identify your goals in therapy and equip you with tools to help you live your best.
(647) 699-2739 View (647) 699-2739
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Rama Arora-Persaud
Occupational Therapist, OT, Reg , (Ont)
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1B  (Online Only)
I have supported individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, emotional dysregulation, self-harming and suicidal behaviours.
As humans it is easy to feel overwhelmed by our thoughts and emotions and manage their impact on our relationships and reaching life goals. Making sense of life and feeling more balanced is possible when working with a therapist you feel connected and comfortable with. My therapy approach is grounded in the values of acceptance, compassion, authenticity, and collaboration.
I have supported individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, emotional dysregulation, self-harming and suicidal behaviours.
As humans it is easy to feel overwhelmed by our thoughts and emotions and manage their impact on our relationships and reaching life goals. Making sense of life and feeling more balanced is possible when working with a therapist you feel connected and comfortable with. My therapy approach is grounded in the values of acceptance, compassion, authenticity, and collaboration.
(289) 216-5774 View (289) 216-5774
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Vikas Keshri
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1H
You are confused, angry, frustrated or keep blaming yourself. Your sleep is disturbed or your brain is working non-stop. You feel exhausted and you have difficulty staying focused. You have isolated yourself, find yourself crying frequently, don't feel happy, avoid certain situations, keep getting into arguments, get angry, or end up sabotaging relationships. You are stressed from work or school. You are experiencing conflicts in your relationship. You may have suicidal thoughts. I have vast experience working and supporting people experiencing depression, anxiety, guilt, anger, low self-esteem, grief & bereavement, stress, relationship issues and mental health challenges.
You are confused, angry, frustrated or keep blaming yourself. Your sleep is disturbed or your brain is working non-stop. You feel exhausted and you have difficulty staying focused. You have isolated yourself, find yourself crying frequently, don't feel happy, avoid certain situations, keep getting into arguments, get angry, or end up sabotaging relationships. You are stressed from work or school. You are experiencing conflicts in your relationship. You may have suicidal thoughts. I have vast experience working and supporting people experiencing depression, anxiety, guilt, anger, low self-esteem, grief & bereavement, stress, relationship issues and mental health challenges.
(289) 302-8313 View (289) 302-8313
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Kieran Maxwell
Psychiatric Nurse, RN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1X  (Online Only)
Life happens and sometimes we need help along the way! Are you going through major life transitions, facing personal challenges, or simply wondering why you do the things you do? Are you living with sadness or anxious feelings? Maybe you want to improve your relationships. Here at Inner Sanctum Therapy, we can find supports for anxiety, self-esteem issues, depression, grief and loss, life stressors, relational conflict, suicidal ideation/self-harm, and ADHD challenges.
Life happens and sometimes we need help along the way! Are you going through major life transitions, facing personal challenges, or simply wondering why you do the things you do? Are you living with sadness or anxious feelings? Maybe you want to improve your relationships. Here at Inner Sanctum Therapy, we can find supports for anxiety, self-esteem issues, depression, grief and loss, life stressors, relational conflict, suicidal ideation/self-harm, and ADHD challenges.
(289) 236-1909 View (289) 236-1909
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Michelle McMinassian
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LCSW-Ca
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1W
My goal is to support people who are coping with challenges that can deter them from feeling balanced and comfortable. I am skilled at providing support to adolescents and adults coping with anxiety concerns, low moods, as well as end of life/grief concerns just to name a few. I hope to provide helpful tools and strategies so you can create significant impactful change. With an open mind, both you and I can foster a relationship that allows you to be able to build a foundation that gives you strength even when you may feel your weakest.
My goal is to support people who are coping with challenges that can deter them from feeling balanced and comfortable. I am skilled at providing support to adolescents and adults coping with anxiety concerns, low moods, as well as end of life/grief concerns just to name a few. I hope to provide helpful tools and strategies so you can create significant impactful change. With an open mind, both you and I can foster a relationship that allows you to be able to build a foundation that gives you strength even when you may feel your weakest.
(289) 274-9331 View (289) 274-9331
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Sybil Chan - Karkiu Psychotherapy And Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1V  (Online Only)
Welcome! Taking this first step towards change shows immense courage, and here at Karkiu Psychotherapy, we are glad that you made it. As your therapist, I am here to walk alongside you on your journey towards growth and healing. I am passionate about helping you reconnect with the parts of yourself that have been wounded through challenges of the past. Through a client-centered lens, I strive to foster an environment where you feel heard, seen and appreciated for the intersecting strengths, values and identities that you hold.
Welcome! Taking this first step towards change shows immense courage, and here at Karkiu Psychotherapy, we are glad that you made it. As your therapist, I am here to walk alongside you on your journey towards growth and healing. I am passionate about helping you reconnect with the parts of yourself that have been wounded through challenges of the past. Through a client-centered lens, I strive to foster an environment where you feel heard, seen and appreciated for the intersecting strengths, values and identities that you hold.
(289) 677-8014 View (289) 677-8014
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Farhana Safa
Registered Social Worker, MBBS, MScCH, MPH
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1L  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it should not be so hard to live a better life. I offer a custom approach for each of my clients! I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it should not be so hard to live a better life. I offer a custom approach for each of my clients! I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing.
(437) 292-3731 View (437) 292-3731
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Debora Bosco
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1N
Hello, I am a psychotherapist and a play therapist, offering Child, Youth, and Family psychotherapy services. I also offer individual adult psychotherapy services. Psychotherapy is provided to individuals and families experiencing trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, mood and behaviour regulation issues, self-esteem issues, life transitions, ADHD, Autism, bullying and other social concerns. CHILD: Children naturally communicate, understand, learn, and heal through play. Older children may benefit through a combination of Play Therapy and Talk Therapy.
Hello, I am a psychotherapist and a play therapist, offering Child, Youth, and Family psychotherapy services. I also offer individual adult psychotherapy services. Psychotherapy is provided to individuals and families experiencing trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, mood and behaviour regulation issues, self-esteem issues, life transitions, ADHD, Autism, bullying and other social concerns. CHILD: Children naturally communicate, understand, learn, and heal through play. Older children may benefit through a combination of Play Therapy and Talk Therapy.
(647) 696-5373 View (647) 696-5373
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Rachel Stewart
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1E  (Online Only)
I believe we all have a natural drive towards self-understanding and personal growth. Some people seek my help because they feel flooded or stuck in painful emotions or unsatisfying relationships. Others have developed ways of coping with unbearable pain that lead to additional problems and suffering, such as impulsive, risky, or addictive behaviours. Sometimes, it is past trauma that needs to be explored and re-processed so these experiences do not continue to negatively affect the person's sense of self and relationships.
I believe we all have a natural drive towards self-understanding and personal growth. Some people seek my help because they feel flooded or stuck in painful emotions or unsatisfying relationships. Others have developed ways of coping with unbearable pain that lead to additional problems and suffering, such as impulsive, risky, or addictive behaviours. Sometimes, it is past trauma that needs to be explored and re-processed so these experiences do not continue to negatively affect the person's sense of self and relationships.
(437) 747-7208 View (437) 747-7208
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Jessica Arruda
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Life is an incredible journey that can be invigorating and magical but can also challenge and knock us off our feet. There are times when we struggle to find the joy in life, to process our emotions and to be overwhelmed by our feelings. It can be challenging to know what is our next step when we are drowning in the stressors of life. It takes incredible courage to recognise when we are struggling, and understand that it takes strength to reach out for support when we have tried everything in our toolbox. My role as your therapist is to understand and meet you where you are at, and support you in your journey of healing.
Life is an incredible journey that can be invigorating and magical but can also challenge and knock us off our feet. There are times when we struggle to find the joy in life, to process our emotions and to be overwhelmed by our feelings. It can be challenging to know what is our next step when we are drowning in the stressors of life. It takes incredible courage to recognise when we are struggling, and understand that it takes strength to reach out for support when we have tried everything in our toolbox. My role as your therapist is to understand and meet you where you are at, and support you in your journey of healing.
(289) 212-6695 View (289) 212-6695
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Annakim Ffrench
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1H
I focus on making my practice a safe and supportive space for my clients. This provides you the security to explore experiences and emotions with the goal of learning and developing healthy coping mechanisms. I specialize in supporting individuals with relationship issues, depression, anxiety and generational trauma. As an experienced, compassionate and empathetic therapist, I utilize a client-centred approach, working collaboratively with you to help you discover a path to living in a healthy space, enabling you to move forward with confidence in your day-to-day life.
I focus on making my practice a safe and supportive space for my clients. This provides you the security to explore experiences and emotions with the goal of learning and developing healthy coping mechanisms. I specialize in supporting individuals with relationship issues, depression, anxiety and generational trauma. As an experienced, compassionate and empathetic therapist, I utilize a client-centred approach, working collaboratively with you to help you discover a path to living in a healthy space, enabling you to move forward with confidence in your day-to-day life.
(289) 276-8828 View (289) 276-8828
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Giiwitaa Wholistic Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, OASW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1J  (Online Only)
It takes courage to initiate counseling and therapy. Working with the mind and our thought processes takes curiosity, patience, and understanding. However, it is so important to not only address our thought processes but to also look at the environments we were in that helped shape the way we see ourselves. Our experiences, relationships, and connections impact our overall well being. I take great pride in you sharing that process with me so that you can achieve learning, healing, growing, and a sense of self-acceptance and love. I too have done this personal work and understand the challenges it brings but also the rewards.
It takes courage to initiate counseling and therapy. Working with the mind and our thought processes takes curiosity, patience, and understanding. However, it is so important to not only address our thought processes but to also look at the environments we were in that helped shape the way we see ourselves. Our experiences, relationships, and connections impact our overall well being. I take great pride in you sharing that process with me so that you can achieve learning, healing, growing, and a sense of self-acceptance and love. I too have done this personal work and understand the challenges it brings but also the rewards.
(437) 800-2177 View (437) 800-2177
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Gigi Goary
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1H
As the owner of NuChoice Counselling and Assessment Services Inc, I provide a wide range of innovative person-centred counselling and assessment services that enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families. I provide individual, relationship, and family counselling for individuals who struggle in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, parent-teen conflict, and so on. In addition, I conduct parenting capacity assessments, custody and access assessments, and need assessments. All of my services can be provided at my office, in the community, or via online video.
As the owner of NuChoice Counselling and Assessment Services Inc, I provide a wide range of innovative person-centred counselling and assessment services that enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families. I provide individual, relationship, and family counselling for individuals who struggle in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, parent-teen conflict, and so on. In addition, I conduct parenting capacity assessments, custody and access assessments, and need assessments. All of my services can be provided at my office, in the community, or via online video.
(844) 510-0711 View (844) 510-0711
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Shola Akingbala
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, PGDip, CBT, RP-Q
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in the province of Ontario and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I'm also an accredited Psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, in England United Kingdom. I utilize an integrative approach in my therapy sessions which is based on evidence-based treatment such as CBT, Trauma Focused Therapy, MCBT, DBT, ACT and Counselling.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in the province of Ontario and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I'm also an accredited Psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, in England United Kingdom. I utilize an integrative approach in my therapy sessions which is based on evidence-based treatment such as CBT, Trauma Focused Therapy, MCBT, DBT, ACT and Counselling.
(289) 272-0045 View (289) 272-0045
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Kirthika Easwaran
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, HBSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1K
Kirthika works through The Physical Care Place. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Carleton University, and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has extensively supported individuals with concerns such as: anxiety, trauma, depression, loss, suicidality, relationship/family issues, emotional/physical abuse, parenting challenges, cultural-identity struggles, and emotion regulation difficulties. Kirthika approaches her therapeutic care with clients by using a trauma-informed and collaborative lens.
Kirthika works through The Physical Care Place. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Carleton University, and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has extensively supported individuals with concerns such as: anxiety, trauma, depression, loss, suicidality, relationship/family issues, emotional/physical abuse, parenting challenges, cultural-identity struggles, and emotion regulation difficulties. Kirthika approaches her therapeutic care with clients by using a trauma-informed and collaborative lens.
(289) 276-5225 View (289) 276-5225
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Kaitlin MacLean
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1R  (Online Only)
Have you experienced a stressful or traumatic life event that has impacted your ability to focus or cope with the everyday? Trauma continues to live in our systems long after the event has happened, sometimes remaining hidden until something triggers it to come to the surface. Trauma can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including physical pain, lead to anxiety, depression, attachment or relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, addictions, and can impact our perceptions leading to unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours. My clients report a reduction in their symptoms, describe feeling calmer, lighter, and more present.
Have you experienced a stressful or traumatic life event that has impacted your ability to focus or cope with the everyday? Trauma continues to live in our systems long after the event has happened, sometimes remaining hidden until something triggers it to come to the surface. Trauma can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including physical pain, lead to anxiety, depression, attachment or relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, addictions, and can impact our perceptions leading to unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours. My clients report a reduction in their symptoms, describe feeling calmer, lighter, and more present.
(289) 815-6194 View (289) 815-6194
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Brian A Stather
Registered Psychotherapist, MRE, BEd, RP, RMFT, CSFT
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1G  (Online Only)
With the fast pace and challenges of life. You do not have to face them alone. Sometimes you need a helping hand and a friendly ear to talk to. It's my passion to help people. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resilience, and uncover their strengths using a client centered approach and different modalities to meet needs .
With the fast pace and challenges of life. You do not have to face them alone. Sometimes you need a helping hand and a friendly ear to talk to. It's my passion to help people. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resilience, and uncover their strengths using a client centered approach and different modalities to meet needs .
(647) 496-1457 View (647) 496-1457

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Suicidal Ideation Counsellors

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioural therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioural, dialectical behaviour, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioural and dialectical behaviour therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.