National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

By Laura Lovett August 21, 2018
As social media becomes more ingrained in everyday life it has also become increasingly a part of the digital health space. Even governments have taken notice of the potential of the platforms, creating partnerships and initiatives centered around social media aiming to keep its populations healthy. For example, in January the Canadian government announced an initiative to use artificial...
By Heather Mack March 1, 2017
After building up the human component of their network of suicide prevention organizations, Facebook is now bringing in the machines: The social media company announced they have updated their suicide prevention tools with artificial intelligence to identification of those at risk as well as improve the reporting process and speed up response time. On a company blog post from Vanessa Callison-...
By Aditi Pai June 10, 2015
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has allocated $1 million for Minnesota-based Canvas Health's suicide prevention texting program, called Txt4Life. The state is providing $500,000 per year for the next two years on top of $625,000 in base funding per year to expand the program statewide, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota Executive Director Sue Abderholden told...
By Aditi Pai February 26, 2015
Facebook has partnered with several mental health organizations including Forefront, Now Matters Now, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Save.org to offer its users more tools to help those who may be considering committing suicide. Facebook already offers users a way to report a friend's post if a user thinks their friend has posted suicidal content. Now, Facebook has rolled out...