Suicidal Thoughts Through an IFS Lens

1 in 6 people have serious suicidal thoughts in Australia, with the “lifetime prevalence of suicidal thoughts ranging from 64% among cisgender men to 90% among non-binary participants and 91% among trans men.” (AIHW, 2023). ⁣

Suicidal thoughts often cause a lot of distress to your inner system. Through the IFS (Internal Family Systems) lens, this is called a ‘suicidal part’. ⁣

In this episode, we cover;⁣

  • What IFS therapy is⁣
  • How suicidal parts form⁣
  • The two different types of suicidal parts⁣
  • How suicidal parts are often hated by other parts⁣
  • How suicidal parts are trying to help⁣
  • Mistakes many therapists make when contracting with suicidal clients⁣
  • How to work with a suicidal part⁣

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