Technology-enhanced interventions for youth suicide prevention: Implications for research and practice

Hannah S. Szlyk, Tanya Singh, Jazmin A. Reyes-Portillo

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In light of the global threat of suicide and suicidality to young lives and the integration of technology-enhanced interventions and tools in suicide prevention, it is anticipated that the use of technology in youth suicide interventions and the mental health consequences of social media use will continue to be important topics in research and practice. This chapter reviews current interventions that use diverse technologies for youth (from adolescence to young adulthood) and examines the complicated relationship between social media and youth suicidality. This chapter also provides suggestions for how practitioners can safely utilize technology to prevent youth suicide and enhance care and discusses recommendations for future youth-focused research and intervention development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Youth Suicide Prevention
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Research into Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030824655
ISBN (Print)9783030824648
StatePublished - 11 Jan 2022


  • Clinical practice
  • Preventive interventions
  • Social media
  • Technology


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