Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Overview

Suicide is the act of deliberately taking one’s own life. Suicidal behavior is any deliberate action with potentially life-threatening consequences, such as taking a drug overdose or deliberately crashing a car.

Reference from A.D.A.M.

Causes

Suicidal behaviors can accompany many emotional disturbances, including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. More than 90% of all suicides are related to a mood disorder or other mental illness.

http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/suicide-and-suicidal-behavior/overview.html?print=1

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