The reality is that someone can have strong and genuine intent to end their life, but they may still be able to ask for help – because at that moment, a small part of them is still trying to survive.
Suicidal feelings are infinitely complex and individual.
"Currently there is no statutory organisation consistently protecting or supporting psychiatric patients who experience harm from doctors – even when there is clear and objective evidence of harm having occurred."
The language that feels validating and respectful to each of us is highly individual. Having a person-centred approach is vital within mental health services, and being person-centred also applies to the language we use.