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suicidal ideation

thoughts about or a preoccupation with killing oneself, often as a symptom of a major depressive episode. Most instances of suicidal ideation do not progress to attempted suicide.

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May 21st 2024



n. in the analytic psychology of Carl Jung, the public face an individual presents to the outside world, in contrast to more deeply rooted and authentic personality characteristics. This sense has now passed into popular usage. The term is taken from the mask worn by actors in Roman antiquity.