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Court Fines Dentsu Just $4,400 in Excessive Overtime Suicide Case

Dentsu Inc., one of the largest global ad agency holding groups, today was fined a mere 500,000 yen (approximately $ 4,400) for violating Japan’s labor laws, violations that purportedly culminated in the suicide of a 24-year-old employee. The Tokyo Summary Court handed down the penalty, which is strikingly small for a company that reported $[…]

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How to protect yourself when live video of suicide spreads on social media

The thrill of social media is often the possibility of surprise. It’s fun to log on and see which viral videos, political rants, news stories, and baby pictures your friends and family have shared. SEE ALSO: ’13 Reasons Why’ proves that good intentions aren’t enough when it comes to portraying suicide What we don’t expect[…]

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What a teen’s recent livestreamed suicide reveals about mental health and social media

On Dec. 30, Katelyn Nicole Davis turned on the livestreaming app Live.me at her home in Cedartown, Georgia, and broadcast her own suicide. As that video spread across the internet and social media, it demonstrated how quickly technology can turn casual spectators into traumatized witnesses. The video also left those who encountered it online or[…]

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Why scientists think your social media posts can help prevent suicide

Take a moment to look at your emoji keyboard. Scroll through the angry face, ghost, stiletto, doughnut, flashlight and cigarette until you reach the hearts.  There it is: love. Amid the mundane and humorous, those vibrant, colorful little shapes can easily become a rapid-fire display of affection to a friend, parent or partner. But notice, too,[…]

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Facebook rolls out suicide prevention tools in Australia

Many of us confess more about our feelings on Facebook than we might ever say face-to-face with another person Recognising it could have a role to play in preventing self-harm, Facebook has come up with a number of suicide prevention tools to help people who may be depressed. The program launched in the U.S. in[…]

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Ads About Veteran Suicide Show Heartbreaking Photos of the Homes Where They Died

With Memorial Day on Monday, here's a look at a sad and remarkable ad campaign from Crispin Porter + Bogusky for Mission 22, an initiative the agency started to raise awareness of veteran suicide. Mission 22 is named after a horrible statistic—that 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the U.S., often in their own[…]