Last Updated on 9th December 2021
A recent video originating on Facebook Live depicting a man dying by suicide has made its way across popular social media platforms. We’re bringing you key facts and advice on how you can respond.
When viral events happen information can travel quickly, often before full details have emerged. You should note that details, videos and images are still being shared online, which can be distressing for many young people and others.
What you can do
If a young person in your care has seen the video:
We understand that the video may be particularly harmful to young people with existing mental health difficulties. If you are concerned that any child or young person you know may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, check out our recent blog here where we explore ways to help them.
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