Mindmap - an e-Platform Engaging the Community to Suicide Prevention
- Date & Time:
June 1, 2011 (Wed) | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room P-603, Graduate House
Professor Paul Yip
Director, Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
iPhone, e-mail, internet, twitters and all e-technologies connect the world more effectively and efficiently as ever. Simultaneously, even with the latest Web 2.0 creation, there are people who still are desperately and hopelessly disconnected in our community. Despite the financial and economic hardships in 2008/2009, the suicide rate in 2009 remains at 13.8 per 100,000, which is similar to 2008. However, we have witnessed a significant increase in youth male suicide rate, a 30% increase from last year (11.7% and 8.9% in 2009 and 2008). The unemployed and school dropouts among young males aged 15-24 have the highest risk. Suicide in ageing population is also one of the greatest concerns. In this regard, the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) has created Mindmap, an e-mental health platform with interesting articles, videos and interactive corners to engage the community, especially the disconnected, in suicide prevention and to promote mental well-being via the internet by our knowledge.