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Are We Our Brother’s Keeper? Dealing with Suicide on Facebook, Online | World of Psychology

by JOHN M. GROHOL, psychcentral.com

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens and young adults ages 10 through 24 and the second leading cause of death among those ages 25 through 34.1 Over 10,000 people a year in the U.S. alone die by suicide in these two age groups, and a total of over 32,000 people commit suicide each and every year.

So given young people’s overwhelming use and living their lives online, what do you do when you come across someone who’s suicidal and online? Should you even do anything?

The key to suicide intervention online is to connect the person with the suicide crisis resources in their country or local community.

Get more information via Are We Our Brother’s Keeper? Dealing with Suicide on Facebook, Online | World of Psychology.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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