Helping prevent suicide through design — and more UX links this week

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Designing for suicidal users: preventing suicide the modern way ›

By Lucas Chae ? — Back in college, I was that 1 in 5 college students who suffer from anxiety and depression. Pressure from trying to get good grades, looking for jobs, relationships, and becoming an adult drowned me with worries (often innocuous ones now I look back).

One time in junior year, I had a surprisingly exhausting day — one of those days when you’ve already completely filled up your calendar, but new meetings and problems endlessly show up. That night, I lied in bed overtired yet wide awake from paranoia. After failing to fall asleep for almost 3 hours, I got up and Googled “how to die easily”.

Here is what I saw.

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Author: Fabricio Teixeira

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