Research + News | Topic: Suicide
Jun 12, 2017
Teens And Texts: Suicide Case Exposes Risks Of Meessaging
Teens face particular vulnerabilities when communicating via text message, experts say. Read the article here.
Jun 6, 2017
Youth Suicide Rates Are Rising – School And The Internet May Be To Blame
A new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in May found that the number of children and teens admitted to children’s hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm have more than doubled during the last decade. Read the article here.
May 4, 2017
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.
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.