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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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Suicidal Sample Sentences in News

  • 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'
  • Suicidal father stopped in the act
    A suicidal father who had taken the lives of his two sons was stopped from hanging himself by a motorist who forcefully struck him on the side of the head. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'
  • Oak Lawn police shooting of suicidal man costs village $3 million
    Charles Petrishe was drunk and suicidal on the night his frantic wife called Oak Lawn police for help. Read more on this news related to 'Suicidal'

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