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What is the best online help when feeling suicidal?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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Phone hotlines and onllne services for suicidal individuals may help a smal subset of people, but those who are committed to killing themself are, unfortunately, much less likely to use them than those who distraught and have thoughts of self-harm but little to no intent.
Since suicide typically is a highly impulsive act, anything that delays the person decreases the likelihood of an attempt.

In brief: Not a competition
Phone hotlines and onllne services for suicidal individuals may help a smal subset of people, but those who are committed to killing themself are, unfortunately, much less likely to use them than those who distraught and have thoughts of self-harm but little to no intent.
Since suicide typically is a highly impulsive act, anything that delays the person decreases the likelihood of an attempt.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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