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Archives for February, 2014

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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A Simple Guide to Helping a Suicidal Person

Psychalive presents a practical, step-by-step video guide on how to help someone you know who may be suicidal.

Listening skills, assessment, and how to develop an action plan are all explained in easy to understand language for the average person.

If you're feeling suicidal right now, please reach out to talk to someone about it. There is hope, and help is available. Here's a directory of helplines around the world, and another directory of online supports if...
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