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Why Do People Ignore Suicide Threats Online? | Breaking Bipolar

“Why Do People Ignore Suicide Threats Online?” is the question Natasha Tracy discusses in her article at healthyplace.com. The reasons people ignore suicide threats on facebook are…

  1. They don’t take them seriously.
  2. They don’t know what to do.
  3. People don’t want to believe a suicide threat is real.
  4. People don’t want to be bothered.
  5. People don’t want to “get involved.”

But how to handle a suicide threat right?

The important thing to remember is that ignoring a suicide threat is never the right thing to do. Suicide threats should always be taken seriously even if they are online. You need to take the step to give out hotline number and call the authorities.

Read the full article via Why Do People Ignore Suicide Threats Online? | Breaking Bipolar.

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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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