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.
|Acetaminophen||Sad suicide algorithm|
|Algorithm||Lines list algorithm|
|Suicide Hotline||Lines list algorithm|
|Sad suicide algorithm|