Rec therapists providing services for people in psychiatric settings are likely to have patients and clients with suicidal ideations or past attempts.

It is important for Rec Therapists to be prepared by understanding their own emotional reactions.

Below is a video, by Kevin, who survived jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

He said, as soon as he jumped, he had an instant regret. 

Emotion reactions:

Rec Therapists must be aware of their own emotions so they don’t over-react by panicking or making the situation worse.

Rec Therapists don’t want to under-react and not take it seriously, because, it is serious.

 

Post your emotional reactions below.

What did you feel as a result of watching this video? Post below.

Resources

And just in case — share this resource:

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/