September is #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth in the U.S. I think every month should be so designated.
This past year nearly 800 000 people worldwide died by their own hand. This included virtually every country, culture and age group on the planet.
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.”
Complex PTSD. or C-PTSD. C-PTSD occurs in people exposed to multiple traumatic episodes over a long period of time, sometimes years. These include episodes of repeated sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, domestic abuse or being held captive against one’s will…
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.