Mind the gap: Exploring differences in suicide literacy between cybersuicide and offline suicide

Introduction: The highly public nature of cybersuicide contradicts long-held beliefs of offline suicide, which may cause differences in the way people perceive and respond to both of them. However, knowledge of whether and how suicide literacy differs between cybersuicide and offline suicide is limited. Methods: By analyzing social media data, this paper focused on livestreamed suicide and […]

Internet Chat Rooms and Suicide

The authors argue that general prohibition of suicide sites on the Internet is neither practicable nor reasonable. They suggest stricter vigilance by site owners & better promotion of prevention & help-group sites. The roles of psychiatrists, parents, & teachers in monitoring patients’/children’s Internet consumption are discussed, & the national & international legal options for preventing […]

Cybersuicide: the Internet and Suicide

The authors report on two suicide attempts in which information about the methods used were obtained from the Internet. Both cases illustrate the danger of having access to information by means of the Internet. Such information may prove detrimental to vulnerable psychiatric patients. (2 refs.)

Cybersuicide: the Role of Interactive Suicide Notes on the Internet

This paper discusses the internet resources on suicide & the issue of interactive notes. Case examples of interactive notes followed by suicide fatalities are used to illustrate the potential influence of the internet on those who wish to share their suicidal ideation with others. Issues to do with modeling, ambivalence, group death wishes, research, and […]