Suicidal behavior is any action that could cause a person to die, such as taking a drug overdose or crashing a car on purpose. Suicidal behavior includes three types of self-destructive acts: completed suicide, attempted suicide, and nonsuicidal self-injury. Thoughts and plans about suicide are called suicide ideation.it includes completed suicide, attempted suicide and non-suicidal self-injury.
The language of suicide is expressed differently by various generations, genders, and ethnicities. The Maine Suicide Prevention Program describes suicide-related behaviors as any potentially self-injurious behavior for which evidence indicates the person intended to kill him/herself or wished to convey the appearance of intending suicide for some other reason, such as punishing others or receiving attention.