Journal article

Social media and suicide prevention: findings from a stakeholder survey.

Jo Robinson, Maria Rodrigues, Steve Fisher, Eleanor Bailey, Helen Herrman

Shanghai Arch Psychiatry | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Suicide is a leading cause of death, particularly among young adults. The rapid growth of social media and its heavy use by young adults presents new challenges and opportunities for suicide prevention. Social media sites are commonly used for communicating about suicide-related behavior with others, which raises the possibility of using social media to help prevent suicide. However, the use of social media varies widely between different suicide prevention advocates. The role this type of intervention should play in a community's overall suicide prevention strategy remains a matter of debate. AIM: Explore the ways in which stakeholders use social media for suicide prevention and..

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