The use of closed-circuit television and video in suicide prevention: Narrative review and future directions

Background: Suicide is a recognized public health issue, with approximately 800,000 people dying by suicide each year. Among the different technologies used in suicide research, closed-circuit television (CCTV) and video have been used for a wide array of applications, including assessing crisis behaviors at metro stations, and using computer vision to identify a suicide attempt […]

Videoconferencing needed in suicide prevention hotlines

Recently, the United States Congress has recognized the importance of suicide prevention in passing the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 (PL 116-172). The law designated “9-8-8” as the national three-digit telephone number for the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veterans Crisis Line, to make it easier to dial potentially life-saving help. The […]