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Letters Suicide and the internet

Study misses internet’s greater collection of support websites

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 24 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:905
  1. John M Grohol, publisher
  1., Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
  1. grohol{at}

I’m unsure why Biddle et al’s study of suicide and the internet focused on methods of suicide rather than on support, treatment, interventions, crisis hotlines, or information on how to stop or prevent suicide.1 Suicidal behaviour encompasses all of this and much more.

By stacking the deck with the keywords and search phrases chosen, the researchers found a plethora …

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