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This is a Reader’s Guide about how Facebook Live and live streaming apps have increased the amount of suicides. This has become more frequent with young girls. From the cases that are being looked at, most of the people committing suicides on live stream have been abused or had some tragedy occur in their life that caused them to have mental health problems.Facebook-Live-Streaming-550x309

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 42,773 reported suicides in the U.S. last year. There are less than 10 documented cases of live-streamed suicides worldwide. This is only because live streaming has not been around long enough according to Daniel J. Reidenberg, executive director of Save.org

As an editor I believe that there is something much more serious going on with the people that are live streaming their suicides and this needs to be talked about as a current issue and not be overlooked as a few “unfortunate incidents”.

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Thanks for visiting my Reader’s Guide, please feel free to comment or ask any questions you may have. Hope you enjoy this Readers guide as much as I enjoyed making it!

-Rochani Akwalia

Editor