Data scientists have identified 4 words and 1 emoji that signal someone is a suicide risk

Data scientists have identified 4 words and 1 emoji that signal someone is a suicide risk

Publication date: Feb 13, 2020

A new report from Crisis Text Line, a text-based suicide hotline, highlights the key words that indicate a person is at high risk of suicide-and they’re not what you would think.

-When we say to people, guess what our high risk words are, most people say ‘help,’ or ‘sad,’ or ‘desperate’-they say words that are about the awful feeling,” says Nancy Lublin, who founded Crisis Text Line.

So what words tell suicide crisis workers that a person is in deep need of help?

With this list of words, the technology can surface the most at-risk texters and move them to the front of the line the same way hospitals treat the most severe cases first.

Concepts Keywords
Acetaminophen Sad suicide algorithm
Algorithm Lines list algorithm
Emoji Suicide prevention
Excedrin Telecommunications
Lublin Crisis hotline
Suicide Articles
Suicide Hotline Lines list algorithm
Sad suicide algorithm

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH suicide
disease MESH suffering
drug DRUGBANK Acetaminophen
disease MESH emergency

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