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