There are many effective methodologies to treat suicidal ideation as a co-occurring disorder with substance abuse. Seeking the help of a mental health professional through therapy or counseling can allow an individual to navigate their emotions, recover from trauma, and make healthier choices.
Help is also possible through the education and support of various suicide prevention groups and mental health organizations. There are groups specifically to support at-risk populations with higher suicide rates, as well as groups that focus on the education and prevention of certain suicide methods. For some, treatment may involve prescribed medication by their healthcare provider to best manage the symptoms of mental health disorders that increase the risk of suicide or addiction.