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Suicidality definition | Psychology Glossary | alleydog.com

Suicidality

Suicidality, also known as suicidal thoughts or suicidal ideation, refers to thinking about or being preoccupied with thoughts of suicide which is the action of killing oneself. This ranges from the occasional thought about suicide to deep thinking and serious consideration about suicide. It also includes role playing (practicing the motions such as hanging a noose from a high place and trying it on) to incomplete attempts (where suicide is attempted but somehow interrupted). Suicidality is associated with severe depression and should be taken very seriously. There are hotlines and crisis centers available to individuals experiencing suicidality who can help them through their desire to commit suicide.

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