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WHAT IS SPCC?
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) was
formed in 1999, when concerned citizens set out to create a statewide
agency with the purpose of preventing suicide and creating a resource
network for those who were working to prevent suicide around the state.
OurDataHelps.org is a data company staffed by suicide prevention experts, and they need your help.
Dedicated to understanding why suicide happens, OurDataHelps would like people to grant them access to their social media and wearable fitness tracker information in the hopes that these new sources of information might shed new light on mental health.
"The data we collect is limited to public posts and messages typically visible to friends and family on the various social networks (as well as fitness tracking). If you choose to donate your data or the data of a deceased loved one, we will use it to build a state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind system to help those with lived experience, suicide loss survivors, their families, their communities, their doctors, and their healthcare systems prevent suicide," says the company's website. And, the company promises to never sell this data.
Visit OurDataHelps.org for more information.
Anyone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts should contact Colorado Crisis Services: http://coloradocrisisservices.org/ or 844-493-TALK(8255).