Demi Moore, Nia Vardalos Help Teen Threatening Suicide on Twitter
Actresses Demi Moore and Nia Vadalos helped save a young man who posted messages on Twitter that he was going to commit suicide last week.
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The teen posted a message on Moore's Twitter account, mrskutcher, which Nia Vardalos follows from her eponymous account. Vardalos tweets that she called a suicide hot line and was connected to Florida police. "I gave his name+city. They went to home, helped him," Vardalos tweets.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says authorities received two calls reporting the suicide threat on Twitter, MercuryNews.com reports. Lt. Sonia Pisano says deputies went to a home and took the man to a hospital.
The teen's mom says her son "was very emotional and diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder," according to a report released by the sheriff's office, MercuryNews.com reports. The teen was sitting at his computer desk crying when he told the officer he "did not know what to do with himself without help" and said he posted the tweet, according to the site.
On her Twitter page, Vardalos writes this about the incident, "can't answer all ?, but yes am a little shaken. Just want to say thank u Twitter for caring about a stranger in FL last night."
Moore tweets, "Thank you twitterverse for your help supporting someone in pain last night."
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.