Suicidal thoughts, or suicidal ideation, means thinking about or planning suicide. Suicidal thoughts can range from a detailed plan to a fleeting consideration. It does not include the final act of suicide. Killing own self is an all-too-common and tragic public health crisis. When a person feels unbearable emotional pain and overwhelming then he or she takes his own life. Suicide, taking your own life, is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. All the more tragic this that suicide can be prevented. Whether you’re considering suicide or know someone who feels suicidal, learn suicide warning signs and how to reach out for immediate help and professional treatment.