Series of three investigative reports on the Alt.Suicide.Holiday Online Newsgroup

Number 20715
Subject Suicide
Source Wired
State
Year 2003
Publication Date Feb 3-5
Summary The Wired News investigated the fatal online offerings of alt.suicide.holiday (ASH), an online newsgroup that gathers for discussions about life, depression and suicide. Though the insist "ASH does not encourage suicide", News reveals that almost two dozen ASH participants who posted messages saying they were on the verge of committing suicide were strongly encouraged to take their own lives by other ASH members. By contacting friends and family, Scheeres pieced together the stories of several people who had committed suicide after becoming regular visitors to the ASH group. The series includes video clips as well as photos of those individuals and excerpts from their online writings.
Category
Pages 15
Keywords suicide;ASH
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