About this Research Topic
To be successful, great efforts must be made in research and practice to shape the digital transformation in a smart and efficient way. Instruments are warranted that make use of technological advancements and that can create new ways of suicide prevention.
In this regard, global research efforts are widely scattered, ranging from suicide prevention strategies in social media to digital emergency interventions, digital monitoring and relapse prevention.
The goal of this Research Topic is to advance knowledge about how digital health can be used to identify, reach and support people at-risk of suicide, and ultimately reduce suicides.
Research from diverse digital health areas is welcome, including low-tech solutions, health promotion, big data approaches and health services research.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Digital monitoring and tracking of suicidality (including EMA)
- Digital psychological interventions
- Smart-sensing and digital phenotyping (including wearable sensor driven systems)
- Investigations using virtual reality
- Social media and suicide prevention
- Augmented reality
Investigations in all age groups are welcome and article types include but are not limited to:
- Feasibility studies
- (Pilot) trials of innovative tools and treatments
- Lessons learnt from studies that did not reach their goals
- Data-driven prediction studies
- Reviews and meta-analyses
Note for contributing authors: Dr. Louise La Sala is acting as coordinator for this Research Topic and will not be handling manuscript submissions in an editorial capacity.
Keywords: Suicide Prevention, Digital Mental Health, Intervention, Crisis, Suicidality
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