Can Crowdsourcing Play a Role in Preventing Suicide?

September 26, 2014 7:30 PM

4 0

Can Crowdsourcing Play a Role in Preventing Suicide?

Some of today's most successful online platforms are powered by crowdsourcing. Google, Wikipedia, and Kickstarter, to name just a few, work by coordinating the collective behaviors and motivations of thousands, if not millions, of people on the Internet. It's an incredibly versatile approach. But can it be used to support our emotional health, and maybe even protect us from depression before it takes hold?

It is clear that depression exacts a great toll in human suffering, lost productivity, and in some cases lives tragically lost to suicide. Over 16 million adults in the U.S. will develop depression this year alone. Many more will experience symptoms that do not quite rise to diagnosable levels but s...

Read more

To category page

Loading...