As the 988 mental health crisis line goes live, advocates worry it may not be ready

Jul 15, 2022
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline system that 988 will augment has faced problems with staffing and connecting calls to responders.
The 988 number for mental health crises launches Saturday, and experts are forecasting an  increase in demand. 
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FCC moves to make suicide hotline easier to call

Dec 16, 2019
9-8-8 could soon get people in touch with suicide prevention resources.
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Facebook expands suicide prevention efforts

Feb 26, 2015
New tools for users with troubling activity and the friends who report them.

Josef Ackermann resigns from Zurich after suicide of CFO

Aug 29, 2013
One of Europe's most famous businessmen has resigned after a suicide his company's CFO.

Twitterventions: Using social media to reach out to those in need

Aug 29, 2013
A Canadian nurse uses Twitter to find people who may be suicidal and help them.

Blackberry's Back, and Facebook Works Toward Suicide Prevention

Jan 31, 2013
Blackberry is back, with the launch of two new phones it hopes will revive the struggling smartphone company formerly known as Research in Motion. Facebook is working on best practices in an emerging area of social media -- suicide prevention. And, the military is using brain scans on new recruits -- canine recruits.

Facebook builds mechanism to respond to suicide threats

Mar 9, 2011
Facebook has built a page for reporting suicidal content that people see on the site. It's a form where you fill in the url where you spotted it,...

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Foxconn perspective

May 31, 2010
We've been following the story of the Foxconn suicides closely.  Someone passed along this link to us about how the media is misrepresenting the...

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