Responding to Suicidal Ideations in Online Peer Support Groups
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This study examines if moderated online peer groups for those suffering from suicidal ideations differ than non-moderated online peer groups in three ways: the frequency of pro-suicide response, the frequency of non-civil and impolite response, and the frequency of therapeutic response strategies. The study begins with a literature review that addresses how the Internet may affect peer support to those who suffer from suicidal ideations as well as the difference between therapeutic responses and non-therapeutic responses. The online disinhibition effect suggests Internet communication can succumb ...