Warning Signs for Suicide on the Internet: A Descriptive Study

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ABPP, Texas Tech University, Psychology Department, MS 42051, Lubbock, TX 79409–2051; E-mail: david.rudd@ttu.edu

Abstract

The issue of suicide warning signs on the Internet is considered. In addition to reviewing some of the relevant conceptual issues about warning signs, a random sample of Internet sites was selected and reviewed. Warning signs were grouped and agreement across sites was examined, with results confirming broad disparity in what is presented to the public. The implications of a lack of consensus on warning signs for suicide are discussed.

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