Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Julie Strathdee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95811
I work with couples, adults, and teenagers seeking relief from panic attacks, depression and suicidal thoughts, self harm, gender dysphoria, sexual abuse, and childhood trauma and PTSD.
You’re overwhelmed, overstimulated, and searching for relief, and quite frankly, getting pretty desperate. That "best life" others seem to live feels just beyond reach, with a little progress one day, then sliding all the way back to where you started. It’s exhausting. You logically know you’ve overcome so much, but where is that strength everyone says you have? Together, we can foster compassion for the coping skills you’ve used to survive. These strategies deserve acknowledgment and appreciation because they have kept you alive.
I work with couples, adults, and teenagers seeking relief from panic attacks, depression and suicidal thoughts, self harm, gender dysphoria, sexual abuse, and childhood trauma and PTSD.
You’re overwhelmed, overstimulated, and searching for relief, and quite frankly, getting pretty desperate. That "best life" others seem to live feels just beyond reach, with a little progress one day, then sliding all the way back to where you started. It’s exhausting. You logically know you’ve overcome so much, but where is that strength everyone says you have? Together, we can foster compassion for the coping skills you’ve used to survive. These strategies deserve acknowledgment and appreciation because they have kept you alive.
(916) 698-0288 View (916) 698-0288
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Prestige Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95811
Welcome to P R E S T I G E Therapy. We are a team of therapists who specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, focusing on those who have borderline personality traits. We often work with individuals who experience intense emotions, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, high conflict relationships, and other high risk behaviors. We also work with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We also work with families, couples, teens, and young adults.
Welcome to P R E S T I G E Therapy. We are a team of therapists who specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, focusing on those who have borderline personality traits. We often work with individuals who experience intense emotions, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, high conflict relationships, and other high risk behaviors. We also work with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We also work with families, couples, teens, and young adults.
(916) 619-2254 View (916) 619-2254
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Ghazaleh Elyaszadeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
My name is Ghazaleh Elyaszadeh, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (license 94650). I specialize in helping individuals, families, and kids. I have worked and treated many different clients who presented with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar and borderline symptoms. Being a therapist is a rewarding job, to be able to interact and help people through trust, communication and listening is what inspired me to become a therapist.
My name is Ghazaleh Elyaszadeh, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (license 94650). I specialize in helping individuals, families, and kids. I have worked and treated many different clients who presented with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar and borderline symptoms. Being a therapist is a rewarding job, to be able to interact and help people through trust, communication and listening is what inspired me to become a therapist.
(858) 533-7988 View (858) 533-7988
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Erin Leigh Carl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
More specifically, I have a particular passion for working with survivors of psychological torture/abuse, adult children of narcissistic parents, those suffering suicide grief, and those having suffered paranormal traumas.
I work exclusively with adult patients and have experience with a wide range of mental health and relational difficulties.
More specifically, I have a particular passion for working with survivors of psychological torture/abuse, adult children of narcissistic parents, those suffering suicide grief, and those having suffered paranormal traumas.
I work exclusively with adult patients and have experience with a wide range of mental health and relational difficulties.
(916) 318-3903 View (916) 318-3903
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Gwen Chinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist, I’ve worked with various populations and people facing different challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, suicidal ideation and self-harm.
Whether you’re struggling with a crisis, life transition, feeling overwhelmed, or finding yourself stuck in unproductive patterns, there is no need to navigate this on your own. Therapy is about exploring the self in a way that allows you to grow through self-discovery. I focus on meeting clients where they are and seeing the world from their perspective, and go together from there.
As a psychotherapist, I’ve worked with various populations and people facing different challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, suicidal ideation and self-harm.
Whether you’re struggling with a crisis, life transition, feeling overwhelmed, or finding yourself stuck in unproductive patterns, there is no need to navigate this on your own. Therapy is about exploring the self in a way that allows you to grow through self-discovery. I focus on meeting clients where they are and seeing the world from their perspective, and go together from there.
(916) 312-1818 View (916) 312-1818
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Haley Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841
You are worried about your child. They have started to show signs of anxiety or depression which is starting to make you concerned. You try to lighten the mood when you can, but it is getting harder everyday. You never know what might make them upset and feel completely lost on what to do. You feel bad about the tension in the home and hate arguing with them, but sometimes its's the only thing you can do to get them to listen. You feel worried about what they may be thinking or doing like self-harm or suicidal thoughts and that terrifies you.
You are worried about your child. They have started to show signs of anxiety or depression which is starting to make you concerned. You try to lighten the mood when you can, but it is getting harder everyday. You never know what might make them upset and feel completely lost on what to do. You feel bad about the tension in the home and hate arguing with them, but sometimes its's the only thing you can do to get them to listen. You feel worried about what they may be thinking or doing like self-harm or suicidal thoughts and that terrifies you.
(916) 516-1499 View (916) 516-1499
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Crystal Harper
Pastoral Counselor, DMinCC, LCPC, CTSS
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95815  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, or other distressing emotions? How about your relationship? Do you desire release from unsuccessful patterns of behavior? Do you want to experience more peace and well-being? I effectively and compassionately help you navigate life-altering crisis and heal from traumatic experiences. With over 30 years of counseling experience, I have worked in: Suicide Prevention, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, and PTSD. I have both a strong clinical and faith-based educational background and believe in taking a holistic approach to counseling.
Are you struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, or other distressing emotions? How about your relationship? Do you desire release from unsuccessful patterns of behavior? Do you want to experience more peace and well-being? I effectively and compassionately help you navigate life-altering crisis and heal from traumatic experiences. With over 30 years of counseling experience, I have worked in: Suicide Prevention, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, and PTSD. I have both a strong clinical and faith-based educational background and believe in taking a holistic approach to counseling.
(916) 579-7621 View (916) 579-7621
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Laili McGrew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95820
Many of my clients struggle with relationships, life transitions, feelings of isolation, school demands, perfectionism, career decisions, parenting, body image, depression, anxiety, family issues, trauma, sexual orientation and suicidal ideation.
I believe that each one of us has a genuine need to feel valued and connected. I also believe that connection is the foundation in our lives. We all need to find our purpose and find a place where we can belong to something bigger than ourselves. Sometimes our inability to connect with others can leave us feeling empty, hopeless or insecure. It can cause us to isolate, tolerate unhealthy relationships, abuse substances or lose our direction. When we learn to build healthy connections and find our purpose, we are more likely to experience hope and fulfillment. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30+ years of experience.
Many of my clients struggle with relationships, life transitions, feelings of isolation, school demands, perfectionism, career decisions, parenting, body image, depression, anxiety, family issues, trauma, sexual orientation and suicidal ideation.
I believe that each one of us has a genuine need to feel valued and connected. I also believe that connection is the foundation in our lives. We all need to find our purpose and find a place where we can belong to something bigger than ourselves. Sometimes our inability to connect with others can leave us feeling empty, hopeless or insecure. It can cause us to isolate, tolerate unhealthy relationships, abuse substances or lose our direction. When we learn to build healthy connections and find our purpose, we are more likely to experience hope and fulfillment. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30+ years of experience.
(530) 763-3995 View (530) 763-3995
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Therapy Link
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821  (Online Only)
I hold a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I offer over 15 years’ experience in trauma-based therapy, working with individuals (adolescents & adults) and teams dealing with life challenges. These issues include depression, anxiety, relationship stress/issues, work stress, post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideation, gender issues, ADHD, grief and many more. I have had the opportunity to work in crisis intervention, intellectual disability services, prison population and active-duty service members.
I hold a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I offer over 15 years’ experience in trauma-based therapy, working with individuals (adolescents & adults) and teams dealing with life challenges. These issues include depression, anxiety, relationship stress/issues, work stress, post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideation, gender issues, ADHD, grief and many more. I have had the opportunity to work in crisis intervention, intellectual disability services, prison population and active-duty service members.
(530) 395-1238 View (530) 395-1238
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Sonya Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95842
I am most comfortable treating clients challenged by anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and PTSD.
Hello! My name is Sonya Adams, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My focus areas include; trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I believe you are the expert on your experiences, and I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I enjoy helping clients develop their goals for therapy and then meet those goals. I have previously worked with high-acuity clients; many of these clients were challenged with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or Suicidal thoughts (ideation).
I am most comfortable treating clients challenged by anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and PTSD.
Hello! My name is Sonya Adams, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My focus areas include; trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I believe you are the expert on your experiences, and I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I enjoy helping clients develop their goals for therapy and then meet those goals. I have previously worked with high-acuity clients; many of these clients were challenged with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or Suicidal thoughts (ideation).
(714) 252-4749 View (714) 252-4749
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New Horizons Child & Family Institute
Psychologist
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95817
Please read this ad in its entirety before contacting us as we only provide a specialized form of care. Preferred contact is by email, not by phone. New Horizons Child & Family Institute provides Intensive Family-Focused Therapy (IFFT), a specialized family-based treatment approach developed by Paul Sunseri, Psy.D. IFFT is designed for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental illness (severe depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and oppositional behavior). Please see our website (myIFFT.org) for more information, as well as Dr. Sunseri's TED talk (located at the website).
Please read this ad in its entirety before contacting us as we only provide a specialized form of care. Preferred contact is by email, not by phone. New Horizons Child & Family Institute provides Intensive Family-Focused Therapy (IFFT), a specialized family-based treatment approach developed by Paul Sunseri, Psy.D. IFFT is designed for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental illness (severe depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and oppositional behavior). Please see our website (myIFFT.org) for more information, as well as Dr. Sunseri's TED talk (located at the website).
(530) 292-7330 View (530) 292-7330
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Karie Ochoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
People come to me because they are struggling and tired. They are struggling in their relationships with others and with themselves. Often, that includes self harm or suicidal thoughts. They might be told they tend to overreact, are dramatic, or intense. Many are struggling with identity - gender, sexuality, race - and acceptance. My clients want to feel more balanced and in control.
People come to me because they are struggling and tired. They are struggling in their relationships with others and with themselves. Often, that includes self harm or suicidal thoughts. They might be told they tend to overreact, are dramatic, or intense. Many are struggling with identity - gender, sexuality, race - and acceptance. My clients want to feel more balanced and in control.
(510) 983-8563 View (510) 983-8563
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Joanna Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826
I have a wide variety of experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-harm/ suicidal ideation, substance/ alcohol use, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, developmental disabilities, and more.
Hello, I am Joanna Bain! I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping clients learn how to build healthier relationships. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around anxiety and depression. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.
I have a wide variety of experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-harm/ suicidal ideation, substance/ alcohol use, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, developmental disabilities, and more.
Hello, I am Joanna Bain! I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping clients learn how to build healthier relationships. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around anxiety and depression. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.
(619) 759-5630 View (619) 759-5630
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Stacie Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
I have worked with patients suffering from depression, anger, anxiety, grief, PTSD, and suicidal ideation.
Hi, my name is Stacie. I have a history of working with inmates, veterans, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
I have worked with patients suffering from depression, anger, anxiety, grief, PTSD, and suicidal ideation.
Hi, my name is Stacie. I have a history of working with inmates, veterans, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
(747) 285-7556 View (747) 285-7556
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Walter Bowles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Hi! I offer individual therapy to California residents. I utilize an eclectic relational therapy style and specialize in working with adults who are creatives, artists, the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, entertainment business stress, in recovery or struggling with substance use and/or disordered eating, and issues with sex, sexuality, trauma, chem-sex, inner child wounds, and body image by using exploratory harm reduction techniques. Connecting with satisfaction and contentment with life can lead to fulfilling potential, discovering meaning, and joy.
Hi! I offer individual therapy to California residents. I utilize an eclectic relational therapy style and specialize in working with adults who are creatives, artists, the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, entertainment business stress, in recovery or struggling with substance use and/or disordered eating, and issues with sex, sexuality, trauma, chem-sex, inner child wounds, and body image by using exploratory harm reduction techniques. Connecting with satisfaction and contentment with life can lead to fulfilling potential, discovering meaning, and joy.
(323) 208-0954 View (323) 208-0954
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Embark Behavioral Health
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203
For adolescent, teen, and young adults struggling with school refusal, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and other behavioral health issues, the earlier they’re diagnosed, the more effective treatment can be.
Embark Behavioral Health is a leading network of exceptional treatment and therapy programs across the United States. We specialize in helping adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health and substance abuse issues. Our programs include in-home treatment, virtual IOP, outpatient clinics that offer intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHPs), wilderness therapy, short-term residential treatment programs, long-term residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, and young adult transitional living options.
For adolescent, teen, and young adults struggling with school refusal, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and other behavioral health issues, the earlier they’re diagnosed, the more effective treatment can be.
Embark Behavioral Health is a leading network of exceptional treatment and therapy programs across the United States. We specialize in helping adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health and substance abuse issues. Our programs include in-home treatment, virtual IOP, outpatient clinics that offer intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHPs), wilderness therapy, short-term residential treatment programs, long-term residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, and young adult transitional living options.
(458) 241-5990 View (458) 241-5990
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Jennifer Moffat
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203
I also enjoy working with young adults and individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, maternal mental health, trauma, suicide, grief, life’s transitions and parenting.
As an associate marriage and family therapist, I enjoy working with couples and individuals. I am honored that my clients have given me the privilege to come along side them on their journey towards self discovery, leaning into their story, wherever it may lead. Sessions are met with immense curiosity and gentleness. My goal is to be a safe place where you can land each week and explore the ways you think, feel and behave the way you do. With me by your side, the hope is for you to be able to develop a stronger sense of who you are and to be able to make positive changes in your relationships and your life.
I also enjoy working with young adults and individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, maternal mental health, trauma, suicide, grief, life’s transitions and parenting.
As an associate marriage and family therapist, I enjoy working with couples and individuals. I am honored that my clients have given me the privilege to come along side them on their journey towards self discovery, leaning into their story, wherever it may lead. Sessions are met with immense curiosity and gentleness. My goal is to be a safe place where you can land each week and explore the ways you think, feel and behave the way you do. With me by your side, the hope is for you to be able to develop a stronger sense of who you are and to be able to make positive changes in your relationships and your life.
(916) 252-1604 View (916) 252-1604
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Jennifer Oetinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
Sometimes life feels overwhelming, hope is difficult to find, and it's unclear what path to take. As a therapist, I believe allowing space to express our thoughts and feelings, understand them, and learn new skills can promote healing and relief. I use a flexible, compassionate, and collaborative approach; I truly enjoy working with people and hearing and honoring their stories. I will strive to work within your goals and highlight the strengths and resilience you already have! There is hope for growth and positive change in your life!
Sometimes life feels overwhelming, hope is difficult to find, and it's unclear what path to take. As a therapist, I believe allowing space to express our thoughts and feelings, understand them, and learn new skills can promote healing and relief. I use a flexible, compassionate, and collaborative approach; I truly enjoy working with people and hearing and honoring their stories. I will strive to work within your goals and highlight the strengths and resilience you already have! There is hope for growth and positive change in your life!
(925) 966-3462 View (925) 966-3462
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Noele Clayton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841
I am a client-centered therapist who borrows from various treatment modalities depending on the client's needs. I meet you where you are in your journey as you are the expert on your life. My specialty is with mood issues, the LGBTQ+ population, and trauma, but I have a lot of experience with many other issues as well. It would be lovely to meet you!
I am a client-centered therapist who borrows from various treatment modalities depending on the client's needs. I meet you where you are in your journey as you are the expert on your life. My specialty is with mood issues, the LGBTQ+ population, and trauma, but I have a lot of experience with many other issues as well. It would be lovely to meet you!
(559) 550-6687 View (559) 550-6687
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Aubrey-Pierre Keys
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
I have a number of treatment modalities to address diverse patient treatment. In addition, I have worked with clinical depression both moderate and severe over the last 12 years. Also, grief has been a difficult process for patients who loss a love one both deceased and divorced that I have treated in both traumatic and non traumatic cases. I also have a speciality with those who are dealing with difficult oartner relationships. (i.e. blended famillies, reactionary communication that deteriiorate the couple relationship, remarriage and divorce mediation) I also provide medication monitoring for patients taking psychotropic meds.
I have a number of treatment modalities to address diverse patient treatment. In addition, I have worked with clinical depression both moderate and severe over the last 12 years. Also, grief has been a difficult process for patients who loss a love one both deceased and divorced that I have treated in both traumatic and non traumatic cases. I also have a speciality with those who are dealing with difficult oartner relationships. (i.e. blended famillies, reactionary communication that deteriiorate the couple relationship, remarriage and divorce mediation) I also provide medication monitoring for patients taking psychotropic meds.
(916) 510-0729 View (916) 510-0729

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Suicidal Ideation Therapists

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 behavioral 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 behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior 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.