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Suicide means "to take your own life" or "to kill yourself."
Fleeting thoughts of death, which most people have had at one
time or another, are much different from actively planning suicide.
Not all people who attempt suicide die. Many attempts are
unsuccessful. Although women try suicide more often, men are more likely to die
from a suicide attempt.
A person who frequently thinks about
suicide or has made a plan for suicide needs immediate help.
National or local suicide hotlines, local hospitals, or a trusted health
professional can usually help.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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