Health & Fit How Facebook Is Helping People Struggling With Mental Health Issues

18:54  07 december  2017
18:54  07 december  2017 Source:   greatist.com

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Facebook rolled out AI technology to find suicidal posts and videos from users. The software could save lives and send help to people who need it before it's too late. Facebook Mental Health News and Trends Social Media Technology Live.

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Facebook is making big moves toward suicide prevention. Last week Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is now using that spooky thing called artificial intelligence to spot and report suicidal behavior on the platform. Instagram rolled out similar suicide-prevention features a few months ago but without AI (robots??).

In the past, a somewhat alarming number of suicidal Facebook content went unreported, so the platform is upping its game to catch the posts and videos that aren't reported by users. Presumably people either didn't realize how serious their friend's problem was or didn't see the post in time, but either way, this is your reminder to keep your eyes peeled for things that look concerning in your feed—it never hurts to be extra cautious.

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Mayim Bialik, Camila Cabello and More Stars Who've Spoken Out About Their Struggles with Mental Health Issues . The rapper discussed his ongoing experiences with anxiety and depression in a Facebook post announcing that he had checked himself into treatment.

The sum of Park’s work, he believes, shows how these communities can become a safe haven for many with mental health issues . “Social media may not be perfect but it has its value in helping people in the context of health .”

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Just how does AI catch this stuff? It uses pattern recognition and keywords—comments like "You OK?" or "Do you need help?"—to spot and report potentially harmful posts.

Facebook can then immediately send resources (or help—it now has a team of moderators trained in suicide prevention on call 24/7) to the person posting the suicidal content. The tech also prioritizes posts or videos that seem particularly urgent or dangerous, so users at greatest risk get help first.

To be totally honest, sometimes AI freaks us out. It's a powerful, scary product of the tech age. But when it's used for good, it can actually save lives. And that's always worth it.

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Facebook . We spoke to senior UX architect at Sigma, Francis Rowland, about what’s involved when designing a website for people with mental health issues and how these design principles can be used universally by any digital designer.

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