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Demi Moore's Twitter Stops Possible Suicide

3/19/2010 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Demi Moore's Twitter exchange with a suicidal 18-year-old may have helped save his life this morning ... but she's not the only actress who stepped up to help the guy out.

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Turns out Nia Vardalos from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" called a suicide prevention center in Los Angeles after seeing Demi's grim exchange with the guy -- who was threatening to hang himself in a tree outside of his Florida home.

TMZ has obtained the phone call made between the suicide prevention center and Florida authorities during which Nia is patched in and tells cops everything she knows about the guy from the information on his Twitter account.

Cops were actually able to locate the guy using Nia's info -- and according to the police report, the guy was "sitting at his computer desk crying" when they found him.

Cops say the guy -- who admitted to needing medical help -- was placed under protective custody.

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remyr12    

The title "Demi Moore's Twitter Stops Possible Suicide" indicates that Demi herself helped the person however, the actual help came from Nia! I don't know what Demi's response to this guy was but Nia's name should be in the title..re-write it give the credit to Nia on the title since she herself made to act to help someone!

1656 days ago
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South Beach    

This is my neighbor, and we are all very grateful he was saved. The cooperation and caring starting with Moore and others, from one agency to the next, from CA to FL, stopped a very possible tragic end result.

We thank everyone, truely.

1656 days ago
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mellow    

good to hear celebrities really do care...
well, maybe or could it be the hinky meter is high here OR her making a big deal out of it leads more in his state to her twitter account OR that even thee Demi knows that if the guy offed himself what an explosion of bad press that would be. My scenerio bs, beyond that Demi or her twittermaid called Nia and then the story went on.
Celebs, review before allowing posts to go through as this suicide is the tip and will start a trend and eventually you will be paying just to make something go away just because it landed on your twitter or fb.

1656 days ago
4.

Twitter Fail    

Oh come on. Demi posted one tweet. She DID NOT save his life. She didn't do anything that lead to someone else saving his life. She posted one tweet. If the story is true, it's Nia Vardalos who made the calls that saved the kids life. Demi did what Demi does - tweets. And takes the credit for what someone else did.

1653 days ago
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Inquiring Mind    

Don't want to hear such a sad call from a suicidal person!Omg.. TMZ, you guys are Morbid here!

1657 days ago
6.

Gilligan    

Crazy story. Another crazy story I read on TMZ was something about Sandra Bullock and a GPS tracking device http://www.tracking-system.com/for-consumers/gps-spouse-tracking/436-oscar-winners-cheating-husband.html

1657 days ago
7.

Quiet    

Well why didn't Demi call the police first? All she wrote back was are you kidding? for some other follower to report this to help the guy?
Demi Demi Demi.. should have called right away. Love Demi but that was a Dummy move to not call police after receiving that twitter herself.

1657 days ago
8.

Sarah    

good to hear celebrities really do care.

1657 days ago
9.

Wombat    

Fantastic! Now in 2-5 years he'll go even nutsier and shoot up a school or a business.

1657 days ago
10.

jessy    

he simply was upset that he couldnt become a banker...

1657 days ago
11.

Had it coming    

suicide hotlines should have them talk. still dude should just end it now.

1657 days ago
12.

jessy    

she thought she was being punked... the dumb broad duh!!!,nice boobs but no brains has always been demis downside

1657 days ago
13.

mkjones    

way to step up and help your fellow man!! Suicide is never the answer just ask those left behind.

1657 days ago
14.

Chris in Canada    

Well done Nia! Very smart thinking and IMO NIA saved the guy's life.

1657 days ago
15.

Echo    

Good job Demi.
Even better job Nia.

Bad job TMZ...title sux, you all must have a private deal with Demi.

1657 days ago
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