Since the first documented Internet suicide pact in Japan in 2000, public health officials have struggled to understand what role the Web plays in suicidal behavior. A new study suggests that social media is only making it more difficult to find answers to those questions.
Social media sites have increased both the rate of suicide and efforts to prevent suicide, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Public Health.
If the United States follows the pattern that occurred after the economic crisis in Japan, public health officials should watch for a significant increase in suicides, particularly in the baby boom population, concluded a study sche... Read Post
A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour, adding to our knowledge of the many complex causes of suicide. This research may help doctors one d... Read Post