The role of technology in the prevention and intervention of youth suicide: a literature review
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As a result of the increase in youth mental health problems and suicide risks, there is a significant need to develop effective intervention and prevention programs for youth. An area lacking attention, and the goal of this paper, is to explore the role that technology plays within those programs, especially those for youth. The findings suggest that technology may support interventions further if they increase protective factors and may serve several roles such as increasing education and awareness, building avenues for communication and relationship building, screening individuals at risk, and providing support in times of crisis.