Internet Suicide in Japan: Implications for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  title={Internet Suicide in Japan: Implications for Child and Adolescent Mental Health},
  author={Ayumi Naito},
  journal={Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry},
  pages={583 - 597}
  • A. Naito
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Internet suicide, also known as `net suicide', is a phrase which has become one of the most notorious terms to the Japanese in recent times. `Net suicide' refers to suicide pacts that are prearranged between strangers who meet over the internet. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world with 32,325 people killing themselves in 2004. A worrying new trend of net suicide has emerged; as many as 60 people a year have died of this method and the numbers continue to rise. This… 

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