Year: 2018 Source: Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. (2018). 48(4): 379-385. SIEC No: 20180557

Suicidal individuals are unlikely to engage in face‐to‐face treatment. The Internet is emerging as an innovative approach for intervention delivery, particularly for those unable or unwilling to attend traditional treatment. Participants (N = 459) were recruited to fill out online questionnaires on suicide ideation and help‐seeking modality preference. The majority of participants endorsed preferring face‐to‐face help over web‐based help. Results from multinominal logistic regression indicated that suicide ideation was significantly related to preferring online methods versus face‐to‐face methods. This study highlights that the Internet can provide a novel platform to treat individuals at risk of suicide.