Google - help suicidal people to rewind, not fast forward.
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In the last ten days, two friends of family members have committed suicide. I went online to try to better understand why they chose the methods they did. What I found shocked me.
Apart from one Lifeline ad at the top of the page, my search for "suicide" and "a method" invariably returned pages and pages of potentially lethal pro-suicide information. And only one place to get help. It's not good enough.
Imagine how many people could be helped, and saved, if Google organised search results in a way that helped people rewind and remember that help is always available?
I'm asking Google to organise information so that every search containing the word "suicide" and pro-suicide keywords returns results where every second result is a source of help.
Google has an ethical obligation to give search results that reflect the real world. In the real world, help is available 24 hours a day.
Please sign and share this petition - if enough of us take that few seconds, we will help Google to save lives.
Thanks and love,
If you need help, please call:
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (24/7 crisis support)
headspace: 1800 650 890
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