CMH PhD Completion Seminar – 16-Nov-2015: Suicide-related internet use: characteristics of users, perceived impact of use, and barriers to offline help-seeking

12:30-1:30pm, Monday 16 November 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Ms Katherine Mok, PhD candidate, Centre for Mental Health

Little is known about the relationship between the Internet and suicide. Despite speculation over the risks of so-called “pro-suicide” websites, few studies have explored the potential impact of different types of suicide-related websites.

We therefore aimed to examine the characteristics of individuals who go online for suicide-related reasons, the perceived impact of their Internet use, and the role of online communities. This presentation will discuss the study findings and recommendations.

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