Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 9th International Conference, MindCare 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 23–24, 2019, Proceedings

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Development of a Computational Platform to Support the Screening, Surveillance, Prevention and Detection of Suicidal Behaviours

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-25872-6_7,
        author={Juan Mart\^{\i}nez-Miranda and Antonio Palacios-Isaac and Fernando L\^{o}pez-Flores and Ariadna Mart\^{\i}nez and H\^{e}ctor Aguilar and Liliana Jim\^{e}nez and Roberto Ramos and Giovanni Rosales and Luis Altamirano},
        title={Development of a Computational Platform to Support the Screening, Surveillance, Prevention and Detection of Suicidal Behaviours},
        proceedings={Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 9th International Conference, MindCare 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 23--24, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE},
        year={2019},
        month={7},
        keywords={Suicide prevention Suicidal behaviours Clinical decision support system Embodied Conversational Agents},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-25872-6_7}
    }
    
  • Juan Martínez-Miranda
    Antonio Palacios-Isaac
    Fernando López-Flores
    Ariadna Martínez
    Héctor Aguilar
    Liliana Jiménez
    Roberto Ramos
    Giovanni Rosales
    Luis Altamirano
    Year: 2019
    Development of a Computational Platform to Support the Screening, Surveillance, Prevention and Detection of Suicidal Behaviours
    MINDCARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-25872-6_7
Juan Martínez-Miranda,*, Antonio Palacios-Isaac1,*, Fernando López-Flores1,*, Ariadna Martínez1,*, Héctor Aguilar1, Liliana Jiménez1,*, Roberto Ramos2,*, Giovanni Rosales2,*, Luis Altamirano1
  • 1: Servicios de Salud de Nayarit
  • 2: Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Unidad de Transferencia Tecnológica Tepic - CICESE-UT3
*Contact email: jmiranda@cicese.mx, clinicausame@hotmail.com, jferlf@hotmail.com, ariadna44@hotmail.com, licnolilijima@hotmail.com, lramos@cicese.mx, grosales@cicese.mx

Abstract

The use of new technologies in the prevention and detection of suicidal behaviours have a strong potential to reach and offer immediate support to individuals at risk, their caregivers and in the long run to health care policymakers. In this paper, we describe the development of a computational platform to support suicide prevention activities through two main components. The first one is a Clinical Decision Support System developed to help specialists with the screening, treatment management, and the collection and analysis of suicide-related data for surveillance purposes. The second component of the platform is HelPath, a mobile-based application, addressed to individuals identified with suicidal behaviour (ideation, planning or attempt). HelPath offers support for the remote and continuous collection of data for the assessment of risk factors and offers suggestions and activities based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that can prevent to commit suicide. The main functionalities of each component are described emphasising how each of these functionalities impacts in the different key actions required to get an integral strategy for suicide prevention.