The term “suicide” refers to the act of deliberately taking one’s own life. It’s a means by which some find relief from distress.
A person is said to have “died by suicide” if they take their own life. To put it simply, a “suicide attempt” is an attempt to take one’s own life that ends in failure. (Source)
How To Remember Suicide Risk factors
Suicide Risk Factors
- Sex: male
- Age: young, elderly
- Previous suicide attempts
- Ethanol and other drugs
- Reality testing/ Rational thought (loss of)
- Social support lacking
- Organized suicide plan
- No spouse
- Sickness/ Stated future intent
Mnemonic: “SAD PERSONS “
Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Suicide Risk factors
Remember this for your NExT Medical Exit Test exam & USMLE, Pre-Med, NCLEX exams.