Suicidal Ideation

Ketamine Clinic located in Fitchburg, WI

Suicidal Ideation services offered in Fitchburg, WI

At least 12.2 million adults experienced suicidal ideation in the last year. If you struggle with intrusive suicidal thoughts or plan to commit suicide, Revival Infusion Madison ketamine specialist Sarah Wilczewski, CRNA, APNP, can help. Ketamine can have remarkably rapid effects in people with suicidal ideation, with many people experiencing full remission. Learn more by calling the Fitchburg, Wisconsin, office now or clicking the online scheduler to book a consultation.

Suicidal Ideation Q&A

What is suicidal ideation?

Suicidal ideation means thinking about or planning to end your life through suicide. If you struggle with suicidal ideation, you’re not alone. More than 12 million Americans experienced the same problem in the last year.

When do I need help for suicidal ideation?

Suicidal ideation often happens when you’re deep in the throes of depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, or other challenging mental health conditions. Some signs that you need help include:


  • Frequent thoughts about death
  • Powerful longing to die
  • Researching ways to die
  • Creating a plan to die
  • Overwhelming guilt or shame
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Feelings of being trapped in your present situation
  • Believing that there’s nothing to live for
  • Saying last goodbyes
  • Writing suicide notes
  • Increase in risky behaviors, including substance abuse


Suicidal ideation can cause various other debilitating mental health challenges too. Although it might be hard to believe right now, there are effective solutions that can quickly lift your burden.


How is suicidal ideation treated?

Suicidal ideation treatment usually involves intensive psychotherapy and medications like antidepressants. Sometimes, suicidal ideation is so persistent that it disrupts the effectiveness of therapy, medication, or both. In that case, intravenous ketamine could be an effective solution.


Ketamine’s FDA-approved use is as a surgical anesthesia. But when delivered intravenously in small amounts, ketamine can also relieve suicidal ideation, often almost immediately.


Ketamine increases glutamate, the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. This boost appears to create new connections between brain neurons and stimulates the repair of damaged connections.


Ultimately, ketamine infusions can help you stop damaging thoughts and replace those thought patterns with new ones.


In several studies, ketamine provided rapid relief from suicidal ideation. Many study participants achieved full remission of suicidal ideation within three days. In addition to its immediate benefits, ketamine infusions can offer long-lasting relief for people with suicidal ideation.


Sarah can personalize a plan that helps you maintain your results for weeks, months, and longer. Most people undergo a series of treatments in the induction phase and then schedule maintenance infusions anywhere from once a month to a few times a year.


If you’re struggling with persistent thoughts of ending your life, ketamine treatments can help you end the thoughts and get a fresh start on living. Call Revival Infusion Madison now or click on the online scheduler for more information.

NOTE: Ketamine infusions are an alternative treatment. Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression at this time. Ketamine affects each patient differently, so results may vary.