|International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience is one of the leading journals on Suicidology. The journal presents an education series providing updates relevant to emergency mental health, as well as, an ongoing annotated research review of relevant papers published elsewhere thus making the Journal a unique and even more valuable reference resource.
Suicidal ideation is when someone is having thoughts or showing gestures of suicide and the study confined to it is Suicidology. A branch of the behavioral sciences devoted to the study of the nature, causes, and prevention of suicide is also referred as Suicidology. Edwin Shneidman is considered to be the father of Suicidology. Shneidman's definition of suicide is a conscious act of self-induced annihilation, best understood as a multidimensional malaise in a needful individual who defines an issue for which suicide is perceived as the best solution. He thought of suicide as psychache or intolerable psychological pain.