Suicide Prevention Update: People Are Tweeting
Online activities performed by SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Lifeline are stronger than ever. By having a presence on the Web, Lifeline staff members let people know about this national, toll-free, confidential resource.
According to Twitter data, approximately 43 percent of Lifeline tweets are “re-tweeted” compared to the average 4 percent. That means that of all the tweets posted by Lifeline, 43 percent of them are posted by other Twitter users to their own Twitter accounts.
Are you following Lifeline on Twitter? Join more than 700 people and get up-to-the-minute news and information about recent trends in suicide and what efforts are working to prevent loss of life.
The Lifeline Gallery is growing—you can now hear the stories of nearly 550 people. Remember to make your avatar and share your story of hope and recovery.
Everyone is welcome—from survivors of suicide loss or suicide attempts to people who work to prevent suicide.
Become a fan of Lifeline—more than 2,500 people already have. If you are a fan, suggest to your friends and colleagues that they become one, too. Join the effort to spread the word online about life-saving help!
Find out more information about Lifeline. As always, if you or someone you know is in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).