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Michelle Young – Oct 9, 2012
The above article was presented as yet another means of using technology for detection and intervention.
There is another excellent five-page article in pdf format by David D. Luxton, Ph.D. of the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in Tacoma, Washington. The article addresses Technology Based Suicide Prevention: Current Applications and Future Directions. In order to make it easy for those of you who would like to see more, I’ll paste in the link for the download here:
At the end of 2011, Forbes’ celeb writer Violet Blue offered the following in commentary. This too is superb:
Tech’s Relationship With Depression, Suicide and Asperger’s
Summary: In 2011 tech increased its awareness about depression and suicide, highlit by tragedy.
By Violet Blue for Pulp Tech | December 29, 2011 — 20:53 GMT (12:53 PST)
The article is too long for insertion here, but it’s well worth your time to read this as well.
Thankfully, the efforts to achieve better numbers in suicide prevention have been out there many years already, as shown by the following abstract. This too I can’t put in here because there are to many links that anyone working with this research may wish to consider, especially in historic perspectives.
Suicide rates in people of South Asian origin in England and Wales:
There are at least 16 references to pdfs in this abstract. It’s priceless and allows one more continuity in backtracking even further to the last one I found from JStor, written in January 1999 about the period in the 1980s India, “Suicide Deaths and Quality of Indian Cotton.” I know. I wondered about a title like that too. But C. Shambu Prasad has done a marvelous historic tie-in back to the 1790s to offer a complete overview to a large-scale suicide of over 300 cotton farmers in AP, and earlier suicides in Guntur and Prakasam in 1986 and 1987. It’s a brilliantly researched piece.
Registration is free to read the entire article online. You only have to pay if you want to download it.
From my perspective as an astrologer, I cannot see a way around that 4/8/12 foundation. But then, I’m not sorry from my own perspectives that I started there. We have tie-ins to other houses still. It’s just that if we’re looking at the end point, we need to consider these options. If we’re looking at the starting point too, for that matter, there will also be no way around such things. All else may not be extraneous, but it will offer additional perspectives.
I hope anyone interested in these thoughts and the astrological perspectives, the medical/psychiatric/psychological perspectives, or even the historic, academic or any other facets of this research would share their thoughts here as well.