WHAT IS SPCC?
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) was
formed in 1999, when concerned citizens set out to create a statewide
agency with the purpose of preventing suicide and creating a resource
network for those who were working to prevent suicide around the state.
Facebook to Use AI to Help Prevent Suicide
Facebook has announced that it will begin using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify Facebook users at risk of dying by suicide in an effort to prevent suicide deaths. The news comes after multiple people live streamed their deaths on the platform.
“It’s hard to be running this company and feel like, okay, well, we didn’t do anything because no one reported it to us,” Zuckerberg told BuzzFeed News in an interview last month. “You want to go build the technology that enables the friends and people in the community to go reach out and help in examples like that.”
When Facebook's AI recognizes an individual in a situation that is “very likely to be urgent,” it will notify the Facebook team and prominently present a self-harm reporting option to friends of the individual in need.
Read the rest of the story from Buzzfeed here.
Anyone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts should contact Colorado Crisis Services: http://coloradocrisisservices.org/ or 844-493-TALK(8255).