Er do the docs know about the suicide ideation? As I get the impression that it's a big deal/warning flag.
Also have you tried going in to those sessions (or call the people outside of them) and saying you want to get on with the key stuff, that you think it takes too long to get to what you feel is important? What's the worse that can happen by telling them some feedback? Perhaps they think it's the right 'flow', or don't quite get what you're personally feeling is the cruz of the issue.