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Definition of Cry for help

Cry for help: An expression of suicidal intent in the hope of receiving help and being rescued. A cry for help may take many different forms such as a telephone call, a message left on an answering phone, a note left in a conspicuous place, or an e-mail message. It may also be a symbolic gesture such as a superficial cut on the wrist.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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