Depression and Self-Harm Risk Assessment in Online Forums

@inproceedings{Yates2017DepressionAS,
  title={Depression and Self-Harm Risk Assessment in Online Forums},
  author={Andrew Yates and Arman Cohan and Nazli Goharian},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2017}
}
Users suffering from mental health conditions often turn to online resources for support, including specialized online support communities or general communities such as Twitter and Reddit. In this work, we present a neural framework for supporting and studying users in both types of communities. We propose methods for identifying posts in support communities that may indicate a risk of self-harm, and demonstrate that our approach outperforms strong previously proposed methods for identifying… CONTINUE READING
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