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Study shows harmful elements prevalent in suicide posts on social media while protective elements are rare

Study shows harmful elements prevalent in suicide posts on social media while protective elements are rare

A trio of researchers, two with Facebook, the other the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has found that posts that feature elements considered harmful to people at risk of committing suicide are prevalent on shared social media sites, but those with protective elements are rare. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (and on Facebook's research page), Moira Burke, Farshad Kooti and Steven Sumner describe their study of suicidal content on social media sites and what they learned about it.