Episode #27: A Podcast of Death Foretold

Can we better predict suicide risk using social media data, and then take action to prevent more suicides? Social media platforms are starting to do just that, and like many things around social media, the issue is more complex, and potentially problematic, than it might first appear. Dr. Tobias-Wison Bates and Darien are joined by Dr. John P. Ackerman, suicide prevention coordinator at National Children’s Hospital to talk about the causes of suicide, the promising use of data to predict suicide risk, and also the possible challenges that arise when tech companies get involved.