Teens Are Blogging About Suicide on the Internet -- And No One Is Talking About It

January 5, 2015 7:46 PM

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The media has been fairly responsible in the reporting of Leelah's death, using proper pronouns and the name she felt most comfortable with. They've also made sure to reference help centers for transgender communities and suicide hotlines, because as research shows, suicide is preventable, if those around the suicidal person pick up on the signs.

Back in 2005, Chris Neukirchen, a 17-year-old from Germany, created a system, then known as Tumbleblogs, for short blog posts. Later, David Karp would become inspired by the teen's creation and create what we know as Tumblr today. To date, the site boasts a huge audience and a place among the top 10...

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