suicide

What is Suicide?


The reasons why someone may feel suicidal are often complex and may be linked to mental health conditions, such as depression. But there are things that make it more likely for you to have suicidal thoughts...

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Suicide

Suicide is the eleventh most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event. People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men, though women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call 911.

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Suicide

Suicide is the act of ending your life intentionally. The suicide rate in the UK has been falling since 1991, and in 2007 the rate was the lowest on record. There are more than 5,000 suicides in the UK each year.

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Suicidal Thoughts

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 1-800-SUICIDE. Suicidal thoughts are troubling, especially when accompanied by depression, other mental illnesses, alcohol or drug abuse, or plans for suicide. This situation demands immediate evaluation. These thoughts can indicate serious illness.

Suicide and suicidal thoughts

Suicide is the act of taking your own life. Suicide and suicidal thoughts and behavior are tragic reactions to distressing life situations and all the more tragic because suicide can be prevented. Suicide often occurs as an impulsive act in the midst of a crisis, sometimes fueled by intoxication. But simply talking to someone about what you're going through may give you new perspective that shows you that suicide isn't a solution.

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Suicide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of a human being intentionally causing his or her own death. ...

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Suicide Prevention, Warning Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Facts ...

Mar 9, 2011 ... Suicide is a major public health problem, with more than 32000 persons dying by suicide each year in the United States, or about 80 suicides ...

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Suicide

Explains depression and other risk factors that can create temporary or long-term feelings that death is the answer.

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CDC - Injury - Violence Prevention - Suicide Prevention - Home

Aug 31, 2010 ... Understanding Suicide [PDF 352KB] This fact sheet provides a basic overview of suicide. It is intended for the general public. ...

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SAVE | Suicide prevention information, suicide, depression awareness

Aims to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, and features information, news, and resources.

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Mental Health America: Suicide

A suicide attempt is a clear indication that something is gravely wrong in a person's life. No matter the race or age of the person; how rich or poor they ...

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Facts
The suicide rate in the UK is continuing to fall and the 2007 figures are the lowest rate on record. However, the number of suicides is still a concern: in 2006, there were 5,554 suicides in adults aged 15 and over in the UK.

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Getting help
If you have had suicidal thoughts recently, or if you are feeling suicidal now, you should contact someone for help. There are telephone helplines with specially trained volunteers who will listen to you, understand what you are going through, and help you through the immediate crisis.

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Prevention
Depression is a common reason why someone may have thoughts of suicide, and most suicides are linked to depression in some way.

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