cry for help


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cry for help

(krī help),
Telephone calls, notes left in conspicuous places, and other behaviors that communicate extreme distress and possible suicidal ideation.
A popular expression for verbalizations—e.g., telephone call to crisis intervention hotlines—or actions—e.g., scars on wrists, notes left in conspicuous places—which indicate a state of extreme mental distress or anguish, and the potential for suicide

cry for help

Psychology A popular expression for verbalizations–eg telephone call to crisis intervention hotlines or actions—eg standing on outer ledge of tall building, notes left in conspicuous places, which indicate a state of extreme mental distress or anguish, and the potential for suicide. See Suicide.

cry for help

(krī help)
Telephone calls, notes left in conspicuous places, and other behaviors that communicate extreme distress and possible consideration of suicide.

Patient discussion about cry for help

Q. Is there anyone out there that could help? I just wanna cry……. Hi Everyone...Thanks to Imedix . I am only 6 weeks pregnant and every day night is troublesome to me with horrible symptoms of shakiness, high heartbeat, sour stomach, tiredness, and a very extreme nausea. I can't sleep and my stomach feels punched by someone. Anyone else has experienced this? I have stopped the meds as that increases my irritation. I hate to eat at all! I can barely function....or talk without gagging. Is there anyone out there that could help? I just wanna cry…….

A. Hey...I totally understand how you feel...I am on Zofran which has worked wonders for me except I had some constipation, not a bad compromise for this sickness. I'm able to function and eat and the food stays down. I'm 19 weeks now but in the beginning of my pregnancy I had a continuous abundance of saliva in my mouth and also an awful taste. Eating mint gum helped me tremendously. I no longer have the abundance of saliva but I still get that awful sour taste. I am having gingerale and also Gatorade, it helps me.

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Lough Swilly RNLI member Joe Joyce, who took part in the rescue, said it was amazing how John had been able to hear the fisherman's cry for help over such a distance.
The 33-year-old was on the sea front promenade at Seaburn, Sunderland, when she heard a cry for help from someone and went down to the beach to help.
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He told her arson was a serious offence normally leading to jail, but she was in a depressed distressed state at the time: "This was a cry for help.
This might have been a cry for help but we do not believe she intended to take her own life,' they added.
Jailing homeless Humby, 37, for 12 months, Judge John Evans told the father-of-three: "The attack on this occasion was brought about, it seems to me, more from an act of desperation, a cry for help, than out of a desire to carry out a planned attack to get money.
He added: "This may have been some sort of tragic cry for help that went horribly wrong.
Upon arrival, he was notified of a man inside and heard the victim cry for help and advise that he could not walk.
Last October, Chris van Rossman's TV set sent out a cry for help that bounced off two satellites and reached Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
With her understanding parents' help, she realizes that Stacy was being sexually abused by her own father, and that her accusations were really a cry for help.
We can't, of course, know what was going on in McGreevey's psyche, but hiring his lover, Golan Cipel--an Israeli foreign national unable to obtain a federal security clearance--to be the homeland security czar of New Jersey is the height of recklessness and only makes sense as a tax payer-funded cry for help.
It's clear now that no region of this economically and politically integrated planet is truly remote from American interests, that no cry for help can go unheeded.