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Experts warned ’13 Reasons Why’ could lead to suicides. A new study suggests they were right.

04.30.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why debuted in 2017, suicide prevention experts worried that the show's graphic depiction of suicide might make some vulnerable viewers more prone to increased suicidal thinking and behavior.  A new study of th... ...

Suicide deaths of mass shooting survivors have us asking questions experts can’t yet answer

03.28.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The recent suicide deaths of Sydney Aiello and Calvin Desir, survivors of last year's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, unleashed collective grief online as the public mourned the loss of two teenagers who'd endured an unthinkable tragedy.  Th... ...

Father of Sandy Hook victim dead of an apparent suicide

Just days after the suicides of two Parkland school shooting survivors, the father of a six-year-old girl who was killed during the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut has apparently taken his own life.

The body of Jeremy Richman, whose daughter, Avielle was killed in the 2012 shooting, was found at Edmond Town Hall ...

Satanic Panic 2.0: The Momo Challenge hoax [TW: Self-harm/suicide]

According to reports from gullible parents' organizations, police departments, and media outlets, Kids on the Internet are spreading memes featuring an image of "Momo" (actually a sculpture called "Mother Bird" created by Keisuke Aisawa for the Japanese SFX studio Link Factory) that includes explicit self-harm and suicide instructions (the "challenge" in "Momo challenge" is allegedly ...

Watch Ahmed Best talk Jar Jar Binks, suicide, and reactions to his viral tweet

01.06.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

In July 2018, actor Ahmed Best, best known for his role as Jar Jar Binks, the controversial and much-maligned character from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, tweeted about the backlash he faced and his thoughts of suicide following that reaction. N... ...

Gun suicides rise to highest level in 40 years

While mass-shootings are the most visible and spectacular consequence of America's love affair with guns, the person most likely to shoot you is you (either accidentally or deliberately), with a loved one or a friend (again, either accidentally or deliberately) close behind.

Suicide is an impulsive act. Half of suicide survivors report planning their deaths ...

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ is blind to the issue of stigmatizing mental illness

12.28.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

This post contains spoilers for Bird Box. At first blush, Bird Box's flaws seem inoffensive, if plentiful: A poorly written script, half-baked world-building, paper-thin characters, and the waste of the talents of an Oscar-winning actress on five-yea... ...