Research + News | Topic: Suicide

Netflix Adds Warning To Teen Suicide Series ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix says it will add more trigger warning to its show “13 Reasons Why”, given its graphic depiction of sexual assault and suicide. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.