Georgia Suicides Up, Facebook Aims To Help With Mental Health

Jan 8, 2019

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29-year-olds in the United States. A 2018 study from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention shows suicide rates increased by 16 percent in Georgia between 1996 and 2016.

 

Tech giant Facebook wants to help prevent suicide with artificial intelligence.

This, after a string of suicides that were live-streamed on the social media platform in recent years. Atlanta musician and activist, Larry Harris, Jr. joined “On Second Thought” to speak about his personal experience with suicide attempts.

Technology Reporter, Natasha Singer also joined the conversation. Singer is specializes in consumer privacy for “The New York Times.”

If you or you know someone who’s considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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