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Hello, I am Rafael. Thanks for asking your question - I'm here to support you. (Information posted here is not private or confidential but public).
I will always prefer to know about it in order to do my best to support him/her
and if it's past the point of support?
probably not right
If the therapist is truly a competent and ethical professional, he would always want and feel the need to prevent any tragedy or further pain in each one of his clients, no matter how tough their situation could be
We do take responsibility for our job and it means we need to be careful, alert and supportive enough to identify when our clients get that vulnerable in order to support them and prevent them from harming themselves
Thus if a client attempt suicide whether it leads to her death or not, we would immediately focus on how competently and ethically we did our job, because we care and it is about another human being life.
It is a tough responsibility.
so you would blame yourself.. even though there is nothing you could have done anyway. that answers my question. thank you
You're welcome. I would always reflect on how well or not I supported my client in order to protect and promote his life integrity and well-being. this is why we do create prevention plans , contracts and constantly assess clients to see if they are doing well or not. Yes, that's how I would address it. it is a very serious situation.