Suicide has been identified as one of the leading causes of death nationally and globally.
Because of the complex dynamics of risk factors that contribute to suicidal behavior, predicting
and preventing suicide death and attempts requires a varied and multidisciplinary approach.
New technologies can complement and provide new opportunities for existing suicide
prevention programs through enhanced data collection, identification of at-risk people and
technologies that connect people to needed resources. This paper presents an overview of
current technologies that have either been developed or are being adopted to aide in suicide
prevention at three levels of health care; Individual Providers, Hospital Systems and Public