To some people, stress and emotion can cause so much pressure and trouble that they begin to think about committing suicide. Though we are entering a time of mental health awareness and neurodiversity at the workplace, positive developments are slow and we need to think about how to better identify people who are suffering in a way we can’t see openly.
In the video below, Kelly Servick, from Science Magazine, talks about ways how smartphones could be used to track behavioral patterns that might be related to suicide attempts. This could help when trying to prevent them from happening and helping people back on their feet. There is also a longer feature article about this by Greg Miller on the Science Magazine website if you want to find out more.
If you are looking for help for yourself or someone else, kindly refer to this listing of international suicide help hotlines and organizations.
YouTube: Suicide attempts are hard to anticipate. Tracking teens’ cell phones may change that.