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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  • Driver thought to be suicidal leads chase from Valley to O.C. to San Diego
    A possibly suicidal woman was taken into custody Thursday night after leading police on a high-speed chase spanning multiple Southern California counties. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'
  • Possibly Suicidal Man Taken Into Custody Following Hours-Long Standoff In Sylmar
    Los Angeles police SWAT officers took a possibly suicidal man into custody early Monday following a 7 1/2–hour standoff at a Sylmar home, authorities said. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'
  • Suicidal ideation link to suicide strong in schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    The association between suicidal ideation and later suicide is much stronger in patients with schizophrenia spectrum psychosis than in those with mood disorders, show results of a systematic meta-analysis. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'

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