Question Answering for Suicide Risk Assessment Using Reddit

  title={Question Answering for Suicide Risk Assessment Using Reddit},
  author={Amanuel Alambo and Manas Gaur and Usha Lokala and Ugur Kursuncu and Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan and Amelie Gyrard and A. Sheth and Randon S. Welton and Jyotishman Pathak},
  journal={2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC)},
Mental Health America designed ten questionnaires that are used to determine the risk of mental disorders. They are also commonly used by Mental Health Professionals (MHPs) to assess suicidality. Specifically, the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), a widely used suicide assessment questionnaire, helps MHPs determine the severity of suicide risk and offer an appropriate treatment. A major challenge in suicide treatment is the social stigma wherein the patient feels reluctance in… 

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