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SUICIDE COUNSELLING

If you know anyone who has talked about suicide, you can reach the Suicide Prevention Line by calling 833-456-4566 in Canada. In Canada, crisis services are available by also texting 45645. If someone you know or love is depressed, it is important to determine if they are having suicidal thoughts.

Counselling for those who have attempted or have thoughts about suicide.

  • Dr. Michael Dadson will discuss ways to keep you safe

  • Dr. Michael Dadson will help deal with the emotions and feelings causing these thoughts

  • Dr. Dadson has multiple types of therapy which help you move past the painful thoughts and feelings causing the loss of interest in life

  • Dr. Dadson will work with you to set goals which alleviate pain and the feelings associated with suicidal thoughts

  • Learn how to work on and solve problems

  • Together we will build your self-esteem and value for your life

What are the warning signs?

Making suicidal statements is a warning sign. It is important to take suicidal statements seriously.  There are statements such as, “I could just die!” which are meaningless, then there are calm statements made about ending one’s life that should always be taken seriously.

Being preoccupied with death in conversation, writing, or drawing.

Giving away belongings or having discussions with loved ones that feel and sound like a goodbye

Withdrawing from friends and family.

Having aggressive or hostile behaviour

How to help?

  • Express Concern.  The best thing to do is to be open and express concern with communication if you are worried about someone or feel they may be suicidal. Suggest they get help. 

  • Yes, be direct. If you are comfortable discussing your concerns about the person’s well-being, he or she may be more likely to discuss his or her experiences with you. 

  • Offer to go with the person while they seek help. He or she may be more likely to follow through with asking for help or getting it if you are there as built-in support.

  • If the person denies wanting to hurt themselves or being suicidal or does not want to talk, you can also provide them with the resources you brought to the conversation. They may feel comfortable speaking to someone on their own time.

  • Follow up. It’s important to check in from time to time.

  • If you feel the warning signs are escalating, reach out to someone on their behalf.

  • Never keep someone’s thoughts or plans a secret. It’s important never to promise to keep the suicidal thoughts of someone a secret. Explain to the person that because you care you have to get them help.

REVIEW LINKS

To Learn More About the Causes of Suicide , Prevention, or if you Need Help, Review these 6 Links

“Psychology Works Fact Sheets”

Canadian Psychological Association on suicide.

Research on the Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicide

Practical and ethical issues| A. Nugent et al., (2019) | BMC Psychiatry

Factors predicting recovery from suicide in attempted suicide patients

F. Ko Sun et al., (2017) |Journal of Clinical Nursing | doi: 10.1111/jocn.13769.

I Witnessed a Suicide

| Joseph Keogh | TEDxPSUBehrend (CAUTION, content may be disturbing)

Frequently Asked Questions

I  will do my best to respond to you within 24 hours using our online booking forms. Alternatively, I can be reached in  my office at 778-554-0174 to book an appointment.

Dr. Michael Dadson’s counselling session is $175/hr taxes included (50 minute hour).

Various forms of financial assistance can be found here. 

Neurofeedback Session Fees:

Individual sessions-$120/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour) 

Couples session rates are $175/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour)

Dr. Michael Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome stress, depression, anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues and developmental attachment injuries. Dr. Dadson’s publications in the areas of trauma and PTSD recovery, dissociation identity disorder (DID), and father and son relationships, can be found under the “Publications” Section above.

For a full list of Dr. Mike Dadson’s areas of expertise, please visit the “Our Expertise” section above.

 

Dr. Michael Dadson adheres to the code of ethics as set out by the Canadian Association of Clinical Counsellors and Psychotherapy (CCC) Association. 

Counselling sessions are confidential. However as noted in section B, counselling and therapy responsibilities of the CCC, exceptions include when a need is presented to prevent defined and immediate danger to a client or others, or when a court orders disclosure.

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive therapeutic, intervention treatment method that assists you to consciously control your brain wave patterns. 

Click here for more information on Neurofeedback.

 

The result of neurofeedback treatment can be greater relaxation, a sense of ease and emotional resilience. Among other neurological and mental health issues, Neurofeedback has been used in the treatment of ADHD, trauma and PTSD recovery, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, ASD, insomnia and drug addiction (Larson, S 2006).

Read More about Neurofeedback

Low energy neurofeedback system (LENS) is safe and effective neurofeedback therapy. In contrast to traditional neurofeedback (requiring your involvement in retraining your brain), the LENS software does all the work to remove blockages that may be causing your symptoms.

A neurofeedback session will take between 45 minutes to 60 minutes. 

The Neurofeedback process is based on the needs and goals of individual clients.

Your therapist or counsellor will discuss the number of recommended sessions with you based on your needs and treatment goals.