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Encyclopedia > Suicide watch
Suicide
History of suicide
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Types of suicide
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Related phenomena
Parasuicide | Self-harm
Suicidal ideation | Suicide note
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Suicide watch is an intensive monitoring process used to ensure that an individual does not commit suicide. Usually the term is used in reference to inmates in a prison or psychiatric hospital. Individuals are placed on suicide watch when it is believed there is a good chance they will attempt to harm themselves. Mayor of Leipzig, Germany, committed suicide along with his wife and daughter on April 20, 1945. ... Suicide has been committed by people from all walks of life since the beginning of known history. ... // The following are lists of notable people who have definitely died intentionally by their own hand, regardless of the circumstances. ... Modern medical views on suicide consider suicide to be a mental health issue. ... Various human cultures may have views on suicide not directly or solely linked to religious views of suicide. ... This page concerns suicide. ... In ethics and other branches of philosophy suicide poses a difficult question, answered differently by philosophers from different times and traditions. ... There are a variety of religious views of suicide. ... For the 1987 film, see Right to Die (film) The term right to die refers to various issues around the death of an individual when that person could continue to live with the aid of life support, or in a diminished or enfeebled capacity. ... A suicide crisis, suicidal crisis, or potential suicide, is a situation in which a person is attempting to kill himself or is seriously contemplating or planning to do so. ... Modern medical views on suicide consider suicide to be a mental health issue rather than allowing that individuals can make a sane or reasoned choice to take their own life. ... Various suicide prevention strategies have been used: Promoting mental resilience through optimism and connectedness. ... As a suicide prevention initiative, this sign on the Golden Gate Bridge promotes a special telephone that connects to a crisis hotline. ... A suicide method is any means by which someone purposely kills himself/herself. ... A copycat suicide is defined as a duplication or copycat of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media. ... Cult suicide is that phenomenon by which some cults, have led to their membership committing suicide. ... Euthanasia (from Ancient Greek: ευθανασία, good death) is the practice of ending the life of a terminally ill person in a painless or minimally painful way, for the purpose of limiting suffering. ... A familicide is a type of murder or murder-suicide in which at least one spouse and one or more children are killed. ... Forced suicide is a method of execution where the victim is given the choice of committing suicide or facing an alternative they perceive as worse, such as suffering torture; having friends or family members imprisoned, tortured or killed; or losing honor, position or means. ... An Internet suicide is a suicide pact made between individuals who meet on the Internet. ... Mass suicide occurs when a number of people kill themselves together with one another or for the same reason and is usually connected to a real or perceived persecution. ... A murder suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more other persons immediately before, or while killing himself. ... Ritual suicide is the act of suicide motivated by a religious, spiritual, or traditional ritual. ... A suicide attack is an attack on a military or civilian target, in which an attacker — either an individual or a group — intends to kill others and knows he or she will most likely die (see suicide). ... A suicide pact describes the suicides of two or more individuals in an agreed-upon plan. ... Suicide-by-cop is a suicide method in which someone deliberately acts in a threatening way towards a law enforcement officer, with the main goal of provoking a lethal response (e. ... Teenage suicide is the self-killing of a teenager. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Self-harm (SH) is deliberate injury to ones own body. ... Suicidal ideation is common medical term for the mere thoughts about and of plans of committing suicide, not the actual following through or act itself. ... A suicide note is a message left by someone who later attempts or commits suicide. ... Mayor of Leipzig, Germany, committed suicide along with his wife and daughter on April 20, 1945. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called, at various places and times, mental hospital or mental ward, historically often asylum, lunatic asylum, or madhouse), is a hospital specialising in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ...


What happens to people under suicide watch?

People under suicide watch are put into an environment where it would be difficult for them to hurt themselves. They may be placed in a special padded cell and be stripped of anything with which they might hurt themselves (including shoelaces and belt, and sometimes even bed sheets). They may be under continuous or very frequent watch of a guard (a prison officer or orderly) who will intervene if they attempt to harm themselves. A padded cell is a cell in a mental hospital with cushions lining the walls; this is done for the patients who want to commit suicide. ... Shoelaces are thin cords fitted to shoes to prevent the shoe from slipping off by accident. ... A belt is a flexible band, typically made of leather or heavy cloth, and worn around the waist. ... A bed sheet is a large piece of cotton or linen cloth used to cover a mattress. ... A Correction officer is a person charged with the responsibility of the supervision of prisoners in a prison or jail. ... This article is about orderlies in medical work. ...


Notable people who are or were on suicide watch


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Suicide watch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (196 words)
Suicide watch is an intensive monitoring process used to ensure that an individual does not commit suicide.
Individuals are placed on suicide watch when it is believed there is a good chance they will attempt to harm themselves.
People under suicide watch are put into an environment where it would be difficult for them to hurt themselves.
Suicide Watch (928 words)
In an effort to prevent suicides in county jails and reduce the liability risk for counties, about 800 jail staff and sheriffs across the state attended a spring law enforcement regional workshop on suicide detection and prevention in jails.
Jail suicide litigation typically centers around certain factors: insufficient staff, inadequate training and supervision, deficient jail conditions, lack of policies and procedures for screening and monitoring potentially suicidal inmates and overcrowding.
Although there are "suicide victim" profiles that officers should be familiar with, an inmate’s emotional state and behavior at booking is the most significant indicator of whether that individual might be a suicide risk, Rowe said.
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