With video live on Facebook and Instagram, more and more people are showing off their suicides live.
The following are examples of "open suicide" reported over the past year.
A teenage girl named Naika Tennant spoke to her foster home in January with a live video showing all kinds of problems and complaints and then scarfing in the shower.
Another victim was a 34 - year - old father with six children, who shot his head in a live video after telling his followers what to do. Friends and relatives called law enforcement and tried to stop him, but when they arrived they were already there after the incident.
This "open suicide" is still going on.
Psychologists and suicide experts say that a streaming video platform has become a means of suicide, but it also prevents suicide.
Many live video viewers can stop it when the broadcast person makes a decision to commit suicide.
Daniel J. Reidenberg, director of Savage, a nonprofit organization working to prevent suicide, said that "the trend is unpredictable."
"We can not figure out how many of these things happen. Live streaming is not long lasting. People live online. Online is the way they communicate today, and people are posting suicide content on Facebook for over a decade. The difference is that the post was changed to a video now. "
Facebook is currently developing a way to prevent people from suicide online. Using this method of monitoring, you can quickly identify who is trying to commit suicide through Facebook and contact law enforcement immediately.