A New Hotline Number For US Suicide Prevention

A New Hotline Number For US Suicide Prevention

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

AI in the ER? The Computer Will See You Now

AI in the ER? The Computer Will See You Now

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.

DBT for Teens: Reducing Self-Harm & Suicide Attempts

DBT for Teens: Reducing Self-Harm & Suicide Attempts

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.