suicidal gesture


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gesture

 [jes´cher]
an act made or something said to signify intention or attitude.
suicidal gesture a more serious warning than a suicide threat; it may be followed by a planned suicidal act that attracts attention without seriously injuring the subject.

suicidal gesture

Any behavior or action that might be–or might have been, in the case of successful completion thereof–interpreted as indicating a person's desire or intent to commit suicide. See Cry for help.
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During the adulthood period, several risk factors may intricate, resulting in suicidal gestures.
Overwhelmed by his own suicidal gesture, Ian sputters out what he has done, aghast at how he chose to do it yet felt like it was happening without him, as if fated: "it was so easy.
The results indicated that 74% of these adolescents reported being under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs at the time of the suicidal gesture.
The community, especially in rural areas, blames the suicidal gesture and, moreover, its author, considering him a coward, a man without faith, dominated by the devil who will torment his soul in Hell, without him ever being able to obtain forgiveness from the divinity.
In the group for children of substance abusers alone, four of the nine members admitted past suicidal ideation, with one having made a suicidal gesture.
It's easier to forgive the pain of a suicidal gesture from a depressed patient .
In another study, 40 patients hospitalized for suicidal ideation (n = 29, 72%) or suicidal gestures (n = 11, 28%) in a large, urban tertiary care center were evaluated for malingering by anonymous report of feigned or exaggerated symptoms.
1986]), a doctor was sued for wrongful death after his patient hanged herself following hospital admission for suicidal gestures.
Many well-meaning individuals believe that when people (especially children) exhibit suicidal gestures or messages, they are 'attention-seeking.
Barr suggested that this is a problem because correctional officers who believe an individual is faking suicidal gestures will often fail to refer the inmate to a mental health counselor.
those who made impulsive suicidal gestures or deliberately harmed themselves, either as a punitive gesture or to draw attention to themselves or to their plight.