Online harms? Suicide-related online experience: A UK-wide case series study of young people who die by suicide

Background: Few studies have examined online experience by young people who die by suicide.
Methods: A 3-year UK-wide consecutive case series of all young people aged 10–19 who died by suicide, based on national mortality data. We extracted information on the antecedents of suicide of 544 of these 595 deaths (91%) from official investigations,[…]

Guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for perfectionism in a non-clinical sample of adolescents: A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Perfectionism is elevated across a range of psychopathologies and has been shown to impede treatment outcomes. There is also evidence suggesting elevated perfectionism may contribute to the onset and maintenance of non-suicidal self-injury. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that Internet-delivered cognitive-behavioural therapy for perfectionism reduces perfectionism and symptoms of psychological disorders and[…]

Association of internet addiction with nonsuicidal self-injury among adolescents in China

Importance  Both nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), defined as the direct, deliberate damage of one’s body tissue without suicidal intent, and internet addiction among adolescents are public health concerns. However, the possible association of NSSI with internet addiction is not well understood. Objective  To examine the occurrence of internet addiction with NSSI and any sex differences among[…]

Abnormal brain activity in adolescents with Internet addiction who attempt suicide: An assessment using functional magnetic resonance imaging

Internet addiction is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behavior and can lead to brain dysfunction among adolescents. However, whether brain dysfunction occurs in adolescents with Internet addiction who attempt suicide remains unknown. This observational cross-sectional study enrolled 41 young Internet addicts, aged from 15 to 20 years, from the Department of Psychiatry, the[…]

High viewership of videos about teenage suicide on Youtube

The recent rise in suicide rate of teenagers has coincided with their increasing use of social media sites. YouTube is the social media platform most commonly used by teenagers. Recent research studies and news reports have highlighted serious concerns about the nature of information available on YouTube and its potential impact. Owing to such concerns,[…]

Googling self-injury: The state of health information obtained through online searches for self-injury

Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), the deliberate destruction of one’s body tissue without suicidal intent, is a significant issue for many youth. Research suggests that adolescents and emerging adults prefer the Internet as a means to retrieve NSSI resources and that important others (eg, caregivers) may also seek this information online. To our knowledge, no[…]

Web-based and mobile suicide prevention interventions for young people: A systematic review

Objective: Suicide is a significant public health issue, and is especially concerning in adolescents and young adults, who are over-represented both in attempts and completed suicide. Emerging technologies represent a promising new
approach to deliver suicide prevention interventions to these populations. The current systematic review aims to identify online and mobile psychosocial suicide prevention[…]

Online memorialization and grief after suicide: An analysis of suicide memorials on the internet

Although several studies have looked at the phenomenon of online memorialization, online involvement of those bereaved by suicide (suicide survivors) remains an understudied area. The current study analyzed 250 memorials dedicated to those who died by suicide on two memorialization Web sites: Faces of Suicide and Gone too Soon. The majority of the memorials was[…]

Suicide online: How to regulate the distribution of online content that encourages suicide and self-harm

This paper will discuss the proliferation of pro-self-harm and pro-suicide websites online, as well as the laws, or lack thereof, surrounding them. By looking at the types of communications found on these websites and whether they have any societal value, we will be able to see where this form of communication falls under the current[…]

Comparing indicators of suicidality among users in different types of nonprofessional suicide message boards: A linguistic analysis

Background: Little is known about linguistic differences between nonprofessional suicide message boards that differ in regard to their predominant attitude to suicide. Aims: To compare linguistic indicators potentially related to suicidality between anti-suicide, neutral, and pro-suicide message boards, and between the types of posters (primary posters, who initiate the thread, and the respective respondents). Method:[…]