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pertaining to suicide or prone to suicide.
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a. Considering or desiring to commit suicide.
b. Relating to suicide: a suicidal impulse.

su′i·cid′al·ly adv.
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Q. SUICIDE what is suicidal behavior/is it a psychiatric disorders?

A. Thank you also from me Lixurion. You make a huge difference in our lives.

Q. Should they still be having suicidal thoughts? Hi there, if someone who has been diagnosed as a rapid - cycling bipolar is on Epival, should they still be having suicidal thoughts and is there anything else that could be added in terms of medication to stabilize them?

A. Seek help right away when suicidal thoughts begin to creep in. It is important to pay attention to them right at the beginning and seek help right away so they dont get too bad. Like the others said there are a lot of medications that can be very helpful. My partner is also a rapid cycler and is on and antidepressant, a mood stabilizer, an anti psychotic and an anti anxiety medication which is working well/ However like the rest she needs enough sleep and enough excercise to keep her stable

Q. How do I know if someone’s planning to commit suicide? A guy I know is acting weird lately…saying some scary stuff about dying. How can I know he is not joking? And how can I stop him?

A. it shouldn't be your goal to stop him or prevent him as you say. you can't be with this individual 24/7.. if you are there for him and give him your ear to listen it will go much farther to prevent him than nething else you could do. as we learn in the psych field a very simple, effective way to discern suicidal intent is to talk w/ them and in the course of the conversation look right at them and say "it sounds like you're thinking about killing yourself". don't hesitate to call a healthcare professional to explain the situation. you don't have to give your name or his name for them to give u advice

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School-wide approaches to prevention of and intervention for depression and suicidal behaviors.
The findings of the study highlighted that the quality of the mother-daughter relationship and their level of conflict are two direct mechanisms that are associated with child maltreatment and suicidal thoughts during adolescence.
In their study of 299 undergraduate students with clinical levels of depressive symptoms, a structural model was identified that suggests that depressive symptoms [measured using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D); Radloff, 1991] were associated with increases in burdensomeness and lack of belonging [both measured with the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ); Van Orden, Cukrowicz, Witte & Joiner, 2012], which were then associated with suicidal ideation [measured with the Beck scale for Suicidal Ideation (BSS); Beck & Steer, 1991].
Titled 'On the pathway to suicide: suicidal ideation in young people in Karachi, Pakistan', the study is published in the Youth Voice Journal.
The researchers found that offspring religious importance was associated with a lower risk for suicidal behavior in girls (odds ratio [OR], 0.48; 95 percent confidence interval [CI], 0.33 to 0.70), but not in boys (OR, 1.15; 95 percent CI, 0.74 to 1.80) (religiosity by sex interaction, P = 0.05).
Beck scale for suicidal ideation was used to figure out the frequency of suicidal ideation.
In 2016/17, the charity reported that there were 22,456 counselling sessions where children were experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings.
If you're worried about someone you care about, visit for advice on how to start a conversation with someone who is feeling suicidal and information on the support available.
In the recent attempts to investigate the relationship between suicidal behavior and thyroid hormonal activity in depressed patients, it was reported that various degrees of hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis dysregulation are associated with the history of suicide (5-6).
Previous studies showed that younger and low educated PLHA have more suicidal ideations [7, 8].
Suicidal thoughts can happen when feelings of hopelessness, isolation, or despair become too heavy to bear.
"In most patients, the ideation tends to go up and down--which means you ask the patient about the most severe example of suicidal ideation ...