Here’s How The ‘Blue Whale’ Suicide Game Is Killing Teens Through Social Media

Here's How The 'Blue Whale' Suicide Game Is Killing Teens Through Social Media

Astana Times reported the suicide of a teenager Galina Sibiryako from Karagand committing suicide. Her parents explained that before her death, she was seen communicating a lot with someone over Skype.

Other users have said they have received threats when they wanted to stop. Some managed to escape by blocking.

#SeaOfWhales, #BlueWhales, #WhalesSwimUpwards, #WakeMeUpAt420 and sites with similar hashtags along with “death groups” have been blocked by the authorities.

Investigations are going on and preventive measures have been taken by many. A number of support groups are forming to help young people from committing suicide.

In most of these cases, the reality is that teenagers do not want to die; they just want an end to their pain and they feel that suicide is the best way. All they need is our help to overcome their trouble and understand how to deal with their issues and move on to a happy and healthy life.

We May Prevent These if We know these signs and what to do to help.

  • A previous suicide attempt
  • The conversation of suicide or making a plan
  • A strong wish to die or a preoccupation with death
  • Giving away favorite books, music, dresses.
  • Signs of depression, such as moodiness, hopelessness, withdrawal
  • Increased alcohol and/or other drug use
  • Statement hinting at not being around in the future or saying goodbye, writing goodbye everywhere.

Read 8 Risk Factors for Suicide

As Always, You Should Take Any Mention Of Suicide Seriously, And Reach Out To These Resources For More Information And Guidance On What To Do In These Situations.

Crisis Text Line

Teens In Crisis Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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