Journal article

The perceived impact of suicide-related internet use: A survey of young Australians who have gone online for suicide-related reasons

Katherine Mok, Anthony F Jorm, Jane Pirkis

DIGITAL HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the perceived impact of suicide-related Internet use, particularly of websites with potentially harmful attitudes towards suicide (encouraging suicide or discouraging help-seeking) or potentially helpful attitudes towards suicide (discouraging suicide or encouraging help-seeking), the online availability of suicide methods and online suicide communities The present study used a cross-sectional, anonymous online survey. Participants were 102 Australian citizens and permanent residents recruited from various, non-mental health-related websites, aged 18-24 years, who had gone online for suicide-related reasons within the past 12 months. Overall, there..

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