ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V62.84

Suicidal ideation

Diagnosis Code V62.84

ICD-9: V62.84
Short Description: Suicidal ideation
Long Description: Suicidal ideation
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V62.84

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V62 Other psychosocial circumstances

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V62.84 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Ideation
      • suicidal V62.84
    • Suicide, suicidal (attempted)
      • ideation V62.84

Information for Patients


Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.

People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.

Therapy and medicines can help most people who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • Suicide and suicidal behavior
  • Understanding Suicide (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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