noun [C or U] (DEATH)
Pronunciation: /'su?.?.sa?d/ (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself")
[mass noun] The action of killing oneself intentionally.
Definition: The act of killing yourself intentionally, or a person who has done this: to attempt/complete suicide. Many suicides occur in prisons.
6,000 people complete suicide in the UK every year. That’s the equivalent of one person every two hours, every day. The figure is rising. In fact, it has doubled since 2008. The suicide rate among men between the ages of 16 and 25 has risen alarmingly.
A greater number of British troops have been lost to suicide than have been lost in battle. Suicide often occurs because no practical help is available and no other viable option can be envisaged.