This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
April 17, 2008
Should Pro-suicide Internet Websites be Banned?
Researchers used four search engines to look for suicide-related sites, the British Medical Journal said. The three most frequently occurring sites were all pro-suicide, prompting researchers to call for anti-suicide web pages to be prioritised. Mental health campaigners said such sites preyed on vulnerable people. Unlike in some countries, pro-suicides sites are not banned in the UK.