Definition of parasuicide in English:

parasuicide

noun

Psychiatry
  • [mass noun] Apparent attempted suicide without the actual intention of killing oneself.

    • ‘Research shows that there is a strong association between socio-economic deprivation and parasuicide (unsuccessful suicide attempt).’
    • ‘Attempted suicide, or parasuicide, is highest in Limerick city at 425 attempts per every 100,000 males.’
    • ‘It will be of particular interest to doctors, counsellors, teachers, nurses, Gardaí, clergy, chaplains, and to anyone who has encountered suicide and parasuicide in their work.’
    • ‘But in contrast to the way suicide is predominantly carried out by males, parasuicide is much more common among females.’
    • ‘A total of 86 recommendations were made in this report relating to the provision of services, the prevention of suicide and parasuicide, intervention, aftercare, research and evaluation.’

Pronunciation:

parasuicide

/ˌparəˈs(j)uːɪsʌɪd/