JMIR Mental Health
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An exploratory study of the use of new technologies in the prevention of suicide in Europe
Date Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
Open Peer Review Period: Mar 20, 2017 - May 15, 2017
Background: We analyse the use of new technologies in the prevention of suicide in eight different European countries. Objective: We want to assess the disposition of professionals to incorporate such...
Background: We analyse the use of new technologies in the prevention of suicide in eight different European countries. Objective: We want to assess the disposition of professionals to incorporate such resources into the design of a suicide prevention program for the health area of Zamora (Spain). Methods: Methods: Using a specifically designed questionnaire, we collected the opinions of three different groups of stakeholders about the use, frequency of use, facilitators, contents, and format of new technologies for the prevention of suicide. Results: The utility of the new technologies is valued positively by the totality of the countries, although these resources are seldom or very seldom used in those countries. In all the countries, the factors that most contribute to facilitating the use of new technologies are accessibility and freedom of charge. About the new technologies format, the most widely preferred formats for use as a tool for the prevention of suicide are websites and e-mail. The availability of information about signs of alarm and risk factors would be the most relevant contents for the prevention of suicide through the use of new technologies, and the presence of a reference mental health professional is also considered to be a key aspect. The countries addressed differ in the evaluations given to the different formats, pointing to the need to take into account the cultural characteristics of the country. Conclusions: New technologies are a much appreciated resource, but one that is little used, in the prevention of suicide.