attempt suicide


: to try to kill oneself

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Recent Examples on the Web Related article People who attempt suicide might show signs early on. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 22 Mar. 2024 Previous research has shown that women are more likely to attempt suicide than men. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2024 Nine out of 10 people who attempt suicide and survive will not go on to die by suicide later. Sara Novak, Scientific American, 19 Oct. 2023 According to the Centers for Disease Control, youth in middle and high schools that identify as LGBTQ are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide as their heterosexual peers. Molly Walsh |, cleveland, 12 Sep. 2023 And these risks are especially pronounced among trans and nonbinary youth, who are 2 to 2.5 times as likely to experience depression and seriously consider or attempt suicide compared to their LGBTQ+ peers. Helen Santoro, SELF, 24 Aug. 2023 Those with the condition often have an unstable sense of self and struggle to keep jobs or maintain relationships, and many, including de la Rosa, attempt suicide. Rebecca Erly, New York Times, 3 July 2023 People who attempt suicide might show signs early on. Jodie Sadowsky, CNN, 4 June 2023 About 5% of mothers suffering from postpartum psychosis will attempt suicide, and 4% will commit infanticide, according to Postpartum Support International. Julianne McShane, NBC News, 15 June 2023

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“Attempt suicide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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