Year: 1995 Source: 12p. SIEC No: 20040341

This paper is an overview of the occurrence of expressions of suicidal ideation in cyberspace communication. The areas of national and world wide communication networks with the highest expected frequency of occurrence of this phenomena are reviewed and specific occurrences discussed. Case studies from participant observations are presented. An attempt is made to clarify the possible qualitative differences between expressions of virtual psychopathology of this kind & that encountered in traditional settings. (7 refs)