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Suicide means that someone ends their life on purpose. Most people who attempt or complete suicide don’t necessarily want to die. People often just want to escape pain, problems, or other difficult situations.


Treatments: What Works?

It seems like everyone has an opinion when it comes to treatments for mental health or substance use problems. To add to the confusion, it isn’t always obvious who is basing their opinions on real evidence and who is not. And while we often hear people talk about evidence-based treatments, it’s also clear that complementary and alternative medicine approaches are helpful for some.

What is suicide?

Suicide means ending your own life. It is sometimes a way for people to escape pain or suffering. When someone ends their own life, we say that they "died by suicide." A "suicide attempt" means that someone tried to end their life, but did not die.


Learn more suicide. Suicide means ending your life. It’s the leading cause of death for young people, but it affects everyone.

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