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attempt

 [ah-tempt´]
a try or effort to achieve some goal.
suicide attempt a serious effort to commit suicide involving definite risk. The outcome frequently depends on circumstances alone and is not under the person's control.
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Major repeaters (individuals with >5 lifetime suicide attempts) represent approximately 10% of all suicide attempters (Barnes, 1986; Bille-Brahe et al.
The risk of death from suicide is 30-40 times more for the suicide attempters than normal population [3, 4].
The sex-age composition of the HV group corresponded to the composition of suicide attempters in the given population (Rozanov, Zakharov, Zhuzhulenko, & Krivda, 2009).
Challenges in assessing intent to die: Can suicide attempters be trusted?
Some argue that the completer is more blameworthy because he chose not to render aid, whereas the attempter was never faced with the choice.
This study was designed to examine the relationship between suicide acceptability and religious well-being, and to investigate the differences that may exist between African American suicide attempters and non-attempters on these two concepts.
Here, suicide attempts directly affect future utility via health costs and income, either because the attempt elicits direct income transfers or because it results in care that enables the attempter to improve his or her own life, productivity, and earnings.
Although intervention does not necessarily entail punishment,(145) retributivists will justify punishing attempters on the grounds that once the actor has formed the intention to commit the crime and has completed a substantial enough step to manifest her culpability, she is just as culpable as if she had completed the crime.
Although suicide ideation is more common in attempters than nonattempters, Schmid, Manjee, and Tulshi (1994) found that suicidal ideation in the older adults, rather than sparking an attempt, may initiate a process of smouldering.
Among 14,771 suicide attempters treated in 24 general hospitals in northern China, females outnumbered males by 2.
They observed that a high proportion of adolescent suicide attempters reported loneliness as a problem.