Suicidal

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  • dangerous to yourself or your interests; "suicidal impulses"; "a suicidal corporate takeover strategy"; "a kamikaze pilot"

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Suicidal Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Suicide is when a person chooses to kill himself or herself. When someone kills himself, people say that he has "committed suicide". When a person thinks about killing themselves, the person is said to be suicidal.

When people start having thoughts about killing themselves it is, or should be, a medical emergency. They should get a suicide risk assessment as soon as possible.

There are many reasons why a person might think about committing suicide. Most people who are suicidal have some type of mental condition or illness. They may have a chronic condition, which means it has been going on for a long time. But it may be an acute condition – which means the first symptoms of mental illness happened rather quickly.

Depression is the mental illness that most often causes a person to have suicidal thoughts. Depression may also be a symptom of other mental or medical disorders.



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  • ChildLine 'suicidal' calls double
    The number of children phoning ChildLine with suicidal feelings has more than doubled in the past three years, the charity has reported. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'
  • Children describing suicidal feelings 'increase 117%' in three years
    Children admitting suicidal thoughts or contemplating ending their life has risen by 117% since 2010, ChildLine have revealed. The children's charity said they had held 34,517 counselling sessions over the last year with youngsters who had talked about suicide - 117% more than in the year 2010/11. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'
  • Suicidal driver charged in crash
    Thomas Stambaugh wanted to die. The 55-year-old Huntertown resident grabbed a six-pack of beer and hit the road. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'

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