Because you think you have a problem, you should seek help. As you have described, you are experiencing significant distress. It has led you to think about taking your own life. That is a serious matter. When someone is considering suicide, they are struggling and need help. To answer your question directly, yes, you should see a therapist.
It helps to talk about your problems with a trained professional. A therapist will assess your situation and give you feedback based on their knowledge. Therapists also provide much-needed support for people with emotional problems. Your symptoms are treatable. You will feel better with treatment.
If you have health insurance, call the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card. The insurance company can refer you to the appropriate therapist. You can also ask your primary care physician for a referral for a mental health professional. If you feel as though you might harm yourself, contact emergency services or go to the hospital. They can protect you and keep you safe. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle