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16 percent of teens consider suicide before graduation ... this quest is for them

from The Washington Post

Developers at Pixelberry didn't know what to do when a player sent a message to the help line for their iOS game High School Story to say that she was contemplating taking her own life. "We were scared that we were going to say the wrong thing," said Oliver Miao, chief executive and c0-founder of Pixelberry. After calling the National Suicide Helpline for advice, the developers at Pixelberry kept the lines of communication open with the player for a week, telling her to seek professional help but also letting her know that they were listening. At the end of the week, the player said she would get professional help and told developers that the game was the reason she was still alive. more

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