Suicidal ideation is one of the most common precursors to suicide and is characterized by thoughts about taking one’s own life. Suicidal ideation can be either passive or active. So what is passive suicidal ideation, and how does it differ from active suicidal ideation?
Suicide regularly ranks as a top 10 cause of death in the United States, with men almost four times as likely as women to take their own lives. Thoughts of suicide are a big problem. Talking about it, even worse. The good news? Most U.S. adults think it is preventable.