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Omega (Westport). 2008-2009;58(3):233-50.

The use of the Internet for counseling the suicidal individual: possibilities and drawbacks.

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Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240-0195, USA. lesterd@stockton.edu

Abstract

The role of the Internet in facilitating and preventing suicide is reviewed. Two online suicide prevention programs are described: SAHAR in Israel and Befrienders worldwide. Examples are provided of crisis intervention by e-mail. Finally, some caveats are presented based on experiences with crisis intervention by telephone.

PMID:
19320294
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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