Truckers Line Up to Save Man + 3 More TOP Modern and Extraordinary Ways to Prevent People From Committing Suicide

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Bad things keep happening, that’s why modern society start using some extraordinary ways to save people from suicide.

Truckers

A man was attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the bridge between Huntington Woods and Oak Park in Michigan, Detroit. 

Michigan State Police closed down the highway and asked truckers to pull their trucks underneath the bridge to make the fall less likely to be fatal.

Fortunately, the man hasn’t jumped.

Advanced Symbolics

The Canadian government is partnering with firm Advanced Symbolics to try to predict  risk with the help of technology. Advanced Symbolics is planning to analyze posts from 160,000 social media accounts.

After that, it will define suicidal behavior which according to the contract document includes “ideation (i.e., thoughts), behaviors (i.e.,  attempts, self-harm, ) and communications (i.e., suicidal threats, plans)” and report about them.

Having such data, Canadian government could make sure more mental health resources are in the right places when needed.

The project is scheduled to begin later this month and would initially end in June. The initial program period will cost the government just under $25,000 and if extended fully, would cost up to $400,000.

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Facebook

In November 2017, Facebook announced the launch of new campaign that aims to recognize suicidal trends among its users as well.

  prevention tool finds users who post content that could be a sign of suicidal thought. It also allows other users to report content that they think might show signs of suicidal risk.

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Source: Facebook

Instagram

The same story with Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. It has also released tools last year that allowed users to report live videos that showed signs of suicidal thought, which would prompt an offer of mental health resources to the person posting the content.


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