suicidal gesture

suicidal gesture2016-11-16T20:12:16+00:00

suicidal gesture

PSYCHIATRY

A self-explanatory term for a non-fatal act which suggests a person’s desire or intent to commit suicide.

Examples, suicidal gestures Non-fatal cutting, ingestion of excessive but non-lethal doses of medication.

Individuals with a history of suicidal gestures are 23 times more likely to become suicide completers. 

Synonym Parasuicide 

Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasuicide  

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