A woman raises money to pay for tattoos to transform self-harm scars.
September is #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth in the U.S. I think every month should be so designated.
The telephone exchanges 911, 999, 112 and 000 are well known emergency call numbers in the US Canada, Mexico and the Philippines; the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong; the EU; and Australia respectively. Soon there may be a specialized three-digit number for people in the US who are contemplating suicide: 988
In 1967, a young Hungarian refugee sent to live in Britain planned on ending his life. “At 16 I was a very depressed adolescent, I had suicidal ideation, I had suicidal plans.”
An algorithm is a mathematical process for solving a problem or making a decision. . It’s a data, or information-based approach where one answer leads to another question based on that answer and ultimately to a solution. That AI, or artificial intelligence approach is coming to the hospital ER in the effort to prevent suicide.
The rising toll of self-harm and suicide attempts by teenagers in the U.S. is justifiably alarming. Help in addressing this crisis may be coming from a tried and true therapy that is widely available: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT.