Research + News | Topic: Suicide
Oct 21, 2016
Bullying In The Age Of Tech-Savvy Children
Threats and harassment come to children via text message, social media and online exploitation. Read the article here.
May 23, 2016
After Years of Alleged Bullying, An Ohio Teen Killed Herself. Is Her School District Responsible?
13-year-old Emilie Olsen killed herself in December 2014. Her parents say she was relentlessly bullied at school, and are suing her Fairfield, Ohio, school district which they say should have been more responsive. Read the article here.
May 12, 2016
France Investigates Teen’s Live Suicide On Periscope
A teenager allegedly live-streamed video of her own suicide Tuesday as she threw herself under a commuter train in suburban Paris. Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Is Social Media Fueling A National Epidemic Of Teen Suicide?
Recent suicides underscore the disturbing increase in suicide amongst young people – up at least 13% from 2010. Read the article here.
Nov 25, 2015
ESPN takes a look at the life of Madison Holleran, a college student who, according to her Instagram account, seemed to have it all together. The truth was much different as she committed suicide in 2014.
Read the article here.
Oct 14, 2015
SOS Via SMS: Help for Suicidal Teens is a Text Message Away
With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way. Read the article here.
Sep 2, 2015
Texts Reveal Teen’s Efforts to Pressure Boyfriend Into Suicide
Michelle Carter faces manslaughter charges in juvenile court in Massachusetts after text messages revealed she encouraged her boyfriend to commit suicide. Read the article here.
Jul 14, 2015
Young Suicidal Teens Are Going to Tumblr for Counseling
For suicidal teenage girls with more access to technology than mental health resources, it feels natural to head to Tumblr for counseling and help. Read the article here.
Jun 24, 2015
Teens Talk Suicide, Mental Health and Pressure of Growing Up in Social Media Age
Some Australian students discuss their thoughts on mental health and suicide. Read the article here.
May 12, 2015
Blackmailers Trade Nude Pics Like Baseball Cards on the ‘Dark Web’
Hackers are breaking into webcams and emails and social networks to gain access to intimate images. They then threaten to make the images public, and share them with the victim’s friends and family, if she does not comply.
Read the article here.