Are We Our Brother’s Keeper? Dealing with Suicide on Facebook, Online

People turn to expressing their suicidal thoughts online because it is the way people communicate nowadays, especially young people. If someone you know is feeling so bad and suicidal that they’ve reached out to their Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or someplace else online to express their emotional pain, it’s probably safe to say they need some support. Letting a person know they are being heard is so important and so easy to do. Always encourage them to seek professional help and tell them they are not alone. The key to suicide intervention online is to connect the person with the suicide crisis resources in their country or local community.

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