Accession Number:

AD1007350

Title:

Indicators of Suicide Found on Social Networks: Phase 2

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Oct 2014,31 Oct 2015

Corporate Author:

Defense Personnel and Security Research Center Seaside United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This is a follow-on study to the technical report Indicators of Suicide Found on Social Networks Phase 1. The original study was a retrospective effort that examined social media posts made by military Service personnel within the year prior to their deaths. Four hundred and twenty -eight subjects were found to have social media profiles, and of those, only 315 subjects had publicly available information available of assessment. Researchers at the National Center for Veterans Studies NCVS coded the data for 36 clinical indicators of suicide. For this effort, emerging themes that were not coded by NCVS were identified. Findings indicate that social media data provide insight on subjects thoughts and behaviors within the year preceding death.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE