Systematic review and meta-analysis: Effectiveness of stand-alone digital suicide preventive intervention for the self-management of suicidality

Suicide is a global issue accounting for more than 700,000 deaths annually, with low- and middle-income countries being disproportionally affected. Technology-enhanced interventions have been suggested as a preventive method with various benefits—e.g., increased scalability and sustainability, making them relevant for developed and especially for developing nations. However, despite the increasing number of such interventions, their […]

Exploring the safety of a general digital mental health intervention to effect symptom reduction among individuals with and without suicidal ideation: A secondary analysis

Trials of digital mental health interventions (DMHIs) often exclude individuals with suicide-related thoughts and behaviors precluding an understanding of whether DMHIs for affective disorders are safe for, and perform similarly within, this high-risk group. We explore the safety and performance of a DMHI for depression in participants with and without suicidal ideation (SI) at baseline. […]

Identification of risk factors for suicide and insights for developing suicide prevention technologies: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Suicide is a termite that engulfs close to seven hundred thousand people worldwide each year. Existing work on risk factors that predict suicide lacks statistical associations, does not consider most countries, and has a wide range of risk factor domains. The goal of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to enhance our current understanding of […]

Technological advances and the future of suicide prevention: Ethical, legal, and empirical challenges

Technological advancements have brought multiple and diverse benefits to our human existence. In suicide prevention, new technologies have spurred great interest in and reports of the applicability to assessing, monitoring, and intervening in various community and clinical populations. We argue in this article that we need to better understand the complexities of implementation of technological […]