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Considering full-scale implementation of automatic consultation counter display for posts related to suicide Shiga

2019-12-09T01:37:33.944Z

Shiga Prefecture conducted an experiment in which a consultation desk was automatically displayed on the smartphone of a person who posted words related to suicide on Twitter.



Consultation window automatically displayed for “suicide” -related posts Considering full implementation Shiga December 9, 10:30

Shiga Prefecture has conducted an experiment in which a consultation window is automatically displayed on the smartphone of the person who posted words related to suicide on Twitter, etc. As a result, the homepage of the window was viewed nearly 3000 times, and telephone consultations also increased Therefore, the prefecture is considering full-scale implementation as an effective means of preventing suicide.

This experiment, which Shiga Prefecture first worked on, has been conducted for about a month since mid-August, when suicide is frequent.

A screen that automatically informs you of the prefectural suicide prevention promotion center is displayed on the smartphone of the person who posted or searched for words related to suicide such as “I want to die”, and consults without worrying alone. Invite you.

The results of the experiment were collected, and the number of times the counter was automatically displayed in response to words related to suicide rose to nearly 1.6 million times.

The number of times the homepage of the window was browsed by clicking on the screen was 2948 times, of which nearly half were in their 20s and nearly a third were in their teens. Next, there were about 14% of viewers in their 30s.

Furthermore, the number of telephone consultations in the month of the experiment was 2029, an increase of more than 30% from the same period last year. Shiga Prefecture is considering full-scale implementation as an effective means of preventing suicide.

Source: nhk

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