Overview

Suicide rates continue to escalate throughout society and COVID only makes this problem worse. 50% of suicides are not linked to a medical condition. In 2017, the CDC defined financial problems, relationship issues and substance abuse as evidence-based public health factors that directly correlate the higher incidents of suicide.

The Problem

Today, the burden rests with the individual to ask for help, through a suicide prevention hotline or community assistance program. Outreach efforts are limited, often generalized for awareness and in most cases calendar-based.

The Solution

ClearForce delivers real-time continual “push” based alerting of evidenced-based behavioral risk and patterns of compounding pressure often identified in financial, criminal, social media, and web-based direct reporting. Organizational leaders can then engage at-risk individuals with positive mitigation options to prevent suicide.

Challenges

Suicide rates historically high in most demograhic cohorts
20 Veterans die by suicide each day, 14 have no contact with VA at time of death
Too much relies upon the individual to initiative engagement

Benefits

Real-time alerting of evidence-based behavioral risk indicators
Dynamic, proactive outreach to at-risk individuals
Increases self and support group reporting of concerning behavior

User Persona

Jessica

Job Role: Mental Health Coordinator

Industry: State Veterans Affairs

Needs: More dynamic outreach

Situation

Jessica leads communication outreach for the State’s Veteran Suicide Prevention Unit. She and her team proactively contacts Veterans in need of mental wellness support and an understanding of the State’s available programs and resources.

Challenge

Because of resource constraints, she was limited to calendar-based outreach campaigns.

Solution

With ClearForce, Susan drives more timely outreach based on real-time reports directly from Veterans or their designed family members.

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