Glossary S

Suicidal refers to verbal statement(s) indicating that suicide is being considered.

suicidal attempt refers to effort made to kill oneself.

Suicidal ideation refer to thoughts about completing suicide.

Suicidal intent refers to a person's level of commitment to taking his/her own life.

Suicidal lethality refers to the dangerousness of a suicidal person's intended method of dying.

Suicide refers to intentional self-killing. This may be done directly, or as a result of neglecting to look after oneself.

Suicide cluster is when two (2) or more suicides or attempted suicides non-randomly occur closely together in space or time.

Suicide contagion refers to a phenomenon in which the suicide of a well-known person is linked to the acceptance of suicide by people who closely identify with that individual.

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