Published on in Vol 7, No 6 (2020): June

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/15973, first published .
Examining the Self-Harm and Suicide Contagion Effects of the Blue Whale Challenge on YouTube and Twitter: Qualitative Study

Examining the Self-Harm and Suicide Contagion Effects of the Blue Whale Challenge on YouTube and Twitter: Qualitative Study

Examining the Self-Harm and Suicide Contagion Effects of the Blue Whale Challenge on YouTube and Twitter: Qualitative Study

Amro Khasawneh 1, PhD;  Kapil Chalil Madathil 2, 3, PhD;  Emma Dixon 4, BSc;  Pamela Wiśniewski 5, PhD;  Heidi Zinzow 6, PhD;  Rebecca Roth 6, BSc

1 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore, MD, US

2 Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, Clemson University , Clemson, SC, US

3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University , Clemson, SC, US

4 College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park , College Park, MD, US

5 Department of Computer Science, University of Central Florida , Orlando, FL, US

6 Department of Psychology, Clemson University , Clemson, SC, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Amro Khasawneh, PhD
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
  • Johns Hopkins University
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