Category: Psychiatry and Mental Health

“Inside Facebook’s Suicide Algorithm” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Inside Facebook’s Suicide Algorithm” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

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Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Lets begin our week with Best 5 Reads!

1) Facebook’s AI Suicide Prevention Program: Likes and Dislikes

One year after the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) program that scans accounts for signs of suicidal intent in its users, experts weigh in with their likes and dislikes of the initiative.

2) Inside Facebook’s Suicide Algorithm

Here’s how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

3) First ever cross-government suicide prevention plan published

The plan for reducing deaths from suicide in England has a focus on how social media and the latest technology can identify those most at risk.

4) To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future

A controversial theory suggests that perception, motor control, memory and other brain functions all depend on comparisons between ongoing actual experiences and the…

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“How to Develop Better Habits in 2019” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“How to Develop Better Habits in 2019” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) How to Develop Better Habits in 2019

Just about everyone wants to cultivate better habits. The problem is, very few of us want to do the work to make those habits a reality. We hope they will magically develop, that one day we’ll just wake up (early, without even considering the snooze button) and head straight to the gym. Then we’ll have a healthy breakfast and sit right down with that creative project we’ve been putting off for months.

At some point our desire to smoke or lie or complain will mysteriously disappear too. The reality? This has never happened for anyone, and it’s never going to happen. This is what inspired Epictetus’ famous quote from 2,000 years ago: “How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” He’s really asking…

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Information sheet on opioid overdose – WHO

Key facts Opioids are psychoactive substances derived from the opium poppy, or their synthetic analogues. Examples are morphine and heroin. About 275 million people worldwide (5.6 per cent of the global population aged 15–64 years) used drugs at least once during 2016. Among them, there were about 34 million people who used opioids and about … Continue reading Information sheet on opioid overdose – WHO

Integrating mental and physical health care – WHO

People with severe mental disorders, such as severe depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, generally die 10-20 years earlier than the general population. Most of these premature deaths are due to physical health conditions that could be prevented with better access to quality health services. WHO has released evidence-based guidelines to help manage physical conditions such as … Continue reading Integrating mental and physical health care – WHO