Suicide means "to take your own life" or "to kill yourself."
Fleeting thoughts of death, which most people have had at one
time or another, are much different from actively planning to commit suicide.
Not all people who attempt suicide die. Many attempts are
unsuccessful. Although women try suicide more often, men are more likely to die
from a suicide attempt.
A person who frequently thinks about
committing suicide or has made a plan to commit suicide needs immediate help.
National or local suicide hotlines, local hospitals, or a trusted health
professional can usually help.
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.