Can algorithms be used to address more urgent social and individual problems, like how to build trust or provide effective care? Can algorithms be used to increase the love and kindness in the world?
These are the sort of questions that the people at the Crisis Text Line — a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day via text messaging to the number 741741 — have been focusing on for four years. Read more ›
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Read more ›
Using social media to connect with others is kind of like having a private conversation in a public place. But there’s a difference. Even when you’re chatting with a friend in the middle of a physical crowd, most other people can’t hear what you say. On social media, your conversations can be read by anyone with access.
Depending on whether people notice your posts — and how positively they respond — your online interactions may be quite positive. Or not. Social media can make some teens feel depressed and isolated. Read more ›
How do you know if you or someone you care about is suffering from anxiety or depression? The symptoms can be subtle, and they may develop over time. This downloadable handout lists the signs and changes in behavior that are indicators of anxiety or depression. If you identify these symptoms in yourself or someone else, the next step is to get help.
Substance use and mental health issues affect millions of adolescents and adults in the United States. This report summarizes findings for key substance use and mental health indicators from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Information on mental health and substance use allows the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other policymakers to measure progress toward improving the health of the nation. Read more ›
Clinical depression is a very common condition—in fact, approximately one in five Americans experience an episode in their lifetime. However, despite its prevalence, only about 50 percent of people who suffer from depression actually receive treatment. To help raise awareness of this condition, Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) have teamed up help provide more direct access to tools and information to people who may be suffering. Read more ›