Helper therapy in an online suicide prevention community

@article{Greidanus2010HelperTI,
  title={Helper therapy in an online suicide prevention community},
  author={Elaine Greidanus and Robin D. Everall},
  journal={British Journal of Guidance \& Counselling},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={191 - 204}
}
ABSTRACT Individuals who feel comfortable using Internet-based communication often seek help online when they are feeling distressed. This study examines an online community formed to provide support for distressed adolescents. Content analysis revealed themes in a series of online postings from youth who were experiencing suicidal thoughts. Youth help-seekers wrote about their purposes for seeking help. Trained crisis-intervention moderators provided social support and referrals to offline… 

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