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Suicidal Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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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  • Arapahoe County authorities find missing, suicidal teen girl
    Authorities in Arapahoe County are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl on Monday morning who they say might be suicidal. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'
  • Suicidal Thoughts 10 Times More Likely in Adults With Asperger’s
    Recent findings highlight a staggering rate of suicidal thoughts among adults with Asperger’s syndrome. “Depression is an important potential risk factor for suicidal thoughts in people with this condition,” said psychologist and study author Dr. Sarah Cassidy, a researcher at the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge, U.K. The research Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'
  • Make the Right Call: The Corner tackling stigma around suicide
    The Corner provides a service for young people with suicidal thoughts. Dundee counsellors and support workers have told of the need to tackle the stigma that surrounds suicide. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'

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