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Prendre soin des jeunes suicidaires jusque sur les réseaux sociaux : le projet Elios

Abstract : It is widely acknowledged that adolescents and young adults are particularly vulnerable to suicidal behavior. However, the “service desert”—the persistent lack of access to care services—within this population remains a major obstacle to prevention. Although it has brought with it specific risks, the ubiquity of social media offers new ways of overcoming the traditional barriers to help-seeking, owing to the specific modes of interaction and communication that it involves. The Elios project (Équipe en ligne d’intervention et d’orientation pour la prévention du suicide/Online Intervention and Referral Team for Suicide Prevention) aims to harness the digital possibilities of social media to promote access to care for suicidal young people. It consists of a team of online clinicians who will provide suicidal young people with first-line assistance by intervening directly on social media platforms thanks to innovative and integrated technological solutions. Specifically, Elios will offer online counseling, motivational support, crisis intervention, and referral to mainstream care services. The system is due to be implemented as part of a randomized controlled trial. If proved effective, it could be used for other care situations within France’s conventional health care system.
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C-E Notredame, Margot Morgiève, Xavier Briffault, P Grandgenèvre, N Pauwels, et al.. Prendre soin des jeunes suicidaires jusque sur les réseaux sociaux : le projet Elios. Information Psychiatrique, John Libbey Eurotext, 2020, 96 (5), pp.340-347. ⟨hal-03479947⟩



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