Suicide is ending your own life on purpose. When a person tries to end their life but doesn't die, it's called a suicide attempt. Any suicide attempt or talk of suicide should be taken seriously.
A person who has made a plan to harm themself or someone else needs immediate help. National or local suicide hotlines, local hospitals, or a trusted health professional can usually help.
Current as of: February 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health