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High Tech Suicide Prevention

Two suicide prevention advocates from Grassroots Suicide Prevention talk about developments in e-health, including search engines, smartphones, and social media.

They discuss search engine optimization for the term "I want to kill myself," and how Apple has improved the Siri interface after user feedback. They also mention Facebook and Twitter's systems for reporting suicidal content.

The interesting thing about all those methods is that they simply provide a phone hotline number to the suicidal person, which they must then phone....
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Being Suicidal

A woman talks about her experiences with being suicidal in "You want to die," with the important message that it gets better, and links to get help. She describes several situations with suicidal thoughts, being affected by a parent's suicide plans, and talks about how she made it through and is now thriving. A powerful video with an authentic voice.

Melissa C. Water also has a YouTube channel with with over 10,000 subscribers featuring videos about mental...
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Winning Video

Melanie Oldham

The winner of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's Facing Us Video Contest, Melanie describes what it's like to have bipolar I disorder (with especially good descriptions of manic symptoms) and how she grew to accept the diagnosis and mental health services that keep it in check. An authentic and touching portrayal from a personal perspective, it's a great video for someone new to bipolar. I hope Melanie's disclosure doesn't affect her "stressful" career, and that winning...
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