Journal article

Comparison of Suicidal People Who Use the Internet for Suicide-Related Reasons and Those Who Do Not Survey Study in Austria

Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Anna Haider, Benedikt Till, Katherine Mok, Jane Pirkis

CRISIS-THE JOURNAL OF CRISIS INTERVENTION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION | HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that suicidal individuals who use the Internet for suicide-related purposes are more suicidal than nonsuicide-related users, but evidence from European countries is lacking. AIMS: We assessed differences between suicidal individuals who go online for suicide-related purposes and other suicidal individuals in Austria. METHOD: Participants were 53 individuals aged between 18 and 24 years who felt suicidal in the past year and completed an anonymous online survey. RESULTS: Individuals who went online for suicide-related purposes were more suicidal, and more depressed, compared with individuals who did not use the Internet for suicide-related purposes. There were n..

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