UK mental health provider, Stanford to develop suicide prevention app
When a person opts to use it, the conceptualized app will monitor their communications, like social media accounts, emails, and phone calls, to help physicians track those that are at risk of committing suicide. If users show signs of visiting a location where people often commit suicide or if they miss an important appointment, the app would notify the clinicians who could then call the user. The app developers explained that people share more with their friends and family than they do with medical providers.
Stanford and Mersey Care expect to build a prototype of the app by June and launch for patients by January 2017.