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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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Violence from husband and in-laws could be another reason for a greater number of women attempting to commit suicide .
Washington, December 13 ( ANI ): The risk of young people attempting to commit suicide is highest within two years after a parent has received inpatient care due to a mental disorder or suicide attempt, researchers say.
Children with family members who completed suicide are at a higher risk of attempting suicide than children without such family members.
The group started out by attempting to conserve air passenger service from Hornepayne to Chapleau through Manitouwadge and Wawa by using Thunder Bay and Sudbury as the anchor at either end of the route.
A governmental entity contacted by an individual or company that reasonably appears to be attempting to influence the procurement during the "black out" period must be disclosed and the contacted state agency must record the contact, obtaining the following specific information for each contact: name of the person and company, address, telephone number, place of principal employment, occupation, and whether the person making the contact was the bidder or a lobbyist retained by the bidder.
In a previous study by the authors, 12 offenders reported making an attempt to commit suicide prior to their assaulting or attempting to assault a law enforcement officer.
A new study of women with a previous cesarean finds that those attempting a vaginal delivery do indeed face a risk of uterine rupture during labor, whereas the chance of that happening in a planned cesarean is practically nil.
The 31-year-old man was charged with Second-Degree Murder, Burglary, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest without Violence, and Driving with License Suspended.
The mother of a pretrial detainee who attempted suicide brought a [section] 1983 action against a police officer, alleging deliberate indifference to the detainee's risk of attempting suicide.
At the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association held in Philadelphia late last year, Western Kentucky University professor Lisa Lindley presented her findings that, of 927 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered college students surveyed nationwide in the 2001-2002 school year, a stunning 10% of the females reported attempting suicide within the previous 12 months, compared to 4% of the males.
Treatment of poor social adjustment in patients with borderline personality disorder has the potential to decrease their likelihood of attempting suicide, Dr.