Tag "suicide prevention"

When John Pestian, PhD, created an app called SAM, he was focused on one thing: alleviating suffering through technology. SAM is now being tested to determine whether the speech and language of teenagers is similar to the speech and language › Continue Reading

Mental health experts and public health officials are concerned that a Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, may be glorifying suicide. In fact, they recommend that no young person challenged by depression, severe conflict or suicidal thinking watch this series. Learn › Continue Reading

Taylor High School’s volleyball team hosted “Volley for a Cause” on Monday, Sept. 29, to raise money for Cincinnati Children’s “Surviving the Teens” program that helps teens realize the signs of depression and do something to help themselves. Cincinnati Children’s › Continue Reading

In the wake of a University of Cincinnati student’s suicide, mental health professionals are offering tips on suicide prevention. Cathy Strunk, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s suicide prevention program director, is urging the public to pay attention to their loved › Continue Reading

John Pestian, a clinical scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is using computer technology to help identify people who are suicidal.  His research involves gleaning information from suicide notes for clues in language that can help reveal when someone › Continue Reading

Using advanced computer technology, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s are analyzing the language used in hundreds of suicide notes in an effort that may one day help prevent suicides. John Pestian, PhD, director of computational medicine, and his team are merging › Continue Reading

Incidents like the one at La Salle High School leave many asking about possible warning signs leading up to such a tragedy – particularly as it relates to social media. Dr. Jennie Noll, director of research in Behavioral Medicine and › Continue Reading