Suicidal behavior is understood as a complex and multi determined process that ranges from ideas about death and the desire to die, increasing in gestures or threats against one self, until reaching attempts to end one’s life and ending with self-induced death.
Suicidal idea – It is a thought present in a person to kill or die.
Suicidal threat – is the verbal or written expression of the desire to kill or die.
Suicidal attempt – Any destructive act, self-inflicted, not fatal, performed with the implicit or explicit intention of dying.
Death by suicide – Any destructive, self-inflicted, fatal act, carried out with the implicit or explicit intention of dying