Can Twitter Help Prevent Suicides?

BY SCILLA ALECCI
Jun 12, 2010

Is 140 characters enough to talk a person out of depression and death? Global Voices blogger, Scilla Alecci, finds out what young Japanese think of this “life-saving” media tool.

Suicide prevention campaign. by titincai. The poster reads ‘Are you thinking of dying? Communicate your thoughts.'

The suicide prevention campaign poster reads "Are you thinking of dying? Communicate your thoughts."

Photo credit: tintincai



Scilla Alecci is an Italian living in Tokyo. She is the Japanese language co-editor for Global Voices.