Saturday, April 04, 2009

Suicidal Tweets, Demi Moore, & The Samaritans

RT John Grohol wrote on PsychCentral:

"I’m sorry, but I’m a bit aghast at this story of someone randomly twittering their suicidal thought to Demi Moore, and then a bunch of people who saw it retweeted by Demi called the police. The police found the person who said they were going to kill themselves, and that person is now under psychiatric evaluation.
I guess this is “news” because someone sent it to Demi Moore. Demi Moore is a celebrity, so anything that touches her is defacto “news.” Does this mean the only way we can get attention/help for mental health issues in the U.S. is by tweeting a celebrity? Really, has it come to that?"
Read the rest here.

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