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Suicide is already alarming, much more when it is shown on social media.

The suicide incidents shown on social media is really alarming, according to a psychologist.

This kind of incident has not shocked the online world once but for countless times already.

People from around the globe have become victims. It is does not choose nationality, gender and social status. Everyone can be a victim.

With the alarming suicide incidents in the society right now, social media plays a major role.


Just recently, Facebook Live feature was used to capture the last moments of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco in his condominium unit before he jumped.

Since it was shown on social media, many netizens happened to see the drastic incident.

In line with this, here is the statement from a psychologist,
 Dr. Ali Gui, regarding the connection between suicide and social media, based on PEP’s report.

“The role of social media and its potential influence on suicide-related behavior is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon that society is only beginning to assess and understand.

“The emerging data regarding the influence of the Internet and social media on suicide behavior have suggested that these forms of technology may introduce new threats to the public as well as new opportunities for assistance and prevention.

“Those administrating suicide prevention and outreach public health campaigns must also stay current with social media trends and user preferences, as well as pertinent legal issues.

“Ultimately, proactively using social media to increase public awareness of and education on mental health issues is a logical modern public health approach that can potentially save lives.”

“Holding it all in is like a soda bottle being shaken and shaken until one day it will inevitably pop.

“This, in psychological terms, is called an emotional emergency. Different people experience different ways of expressing this build-up of stress and tension.

“For some it’s anger, others turn to alcohol, drugs, smoking, undereating, overeating, panic attacks, self-harming. The smallest incident can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

“It’s not always easy to define why some people are having suicidal thoughts. But again talking to a professional helps.

“Remember: There is help. There is hope. You are not alone. This is not how your story has to end.

“The person who completes suicide, dies once.

“Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand … Why?”

“Can a suicidal person mask their depression?

“YES, they can and sometimes do.

“But we can all be more aware of the signs and symptoms of depression to help those we care about get the necessary treatment to relieve them of their pain.

“Plus, because many people who are depressed can not see their symptoms, we have to be their eyes and ears for them to help SAVE their life.

“Many people suffering from depression and even contemplating suicide hide their feelings and appear to be happy just prior to their suicide attempt.

“This often confuses the people around them since for so long they had been suffering and appearing depressed, then all of a sudden seem better.

“However, most of the time a person who is suicidal will give clues as to how desperate they feel.

“It is critical that you familiarize yourself with the symptoms of depression and the warning signs of suicide.”

From the author

Everyone should remember, especially those who are suffering from depression, our Creator has given our lives and He is the only who has the right to take it back.

Deuteronomy 32:39 King James Version (KJV)  “See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”

Moreover, believe in the power of the Almighty no matter how difficult the situation is.

Psalm 55:22 King James Version (KJV)2 “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

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