Why we should prevent child suicides

3 Jun

At University of Connecticut Health Center I started to use data mining tools to predict all sorts of health nightmares. The corporate world uses predictive models all the time but public health seems to be in a reactive mode. Why predict trauma when if you wait long enough it will happen? I made a model that predicts adolescent suicide based on behavior patterns. Now I wonder who would be interested in stopping kids from killing themselves. So far schools not interested. Maybe parents? Certain topics are not popular — incest, rape, child suicide and so on. Maybe this is what I can use time on to be a big fish in a smalll filthy pond.

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