Scalable Problems

Suicide is taboo and people must begin to talk about it

Mental health issues are not diagnosed and treated as “real clinical conditions” 

Suicide programs are tiny, underfunded, and never get scaled

Too many “get out the information” campaigns and not enough action

Mental health professionals are unavailable to those in need in many parts of the US

Foundations and other funding sources are fragmented

Researchers do not collaborate; research grants inefficiently allocated

Privacy and other laws prevent penetration into key areas and institutions

Data is fragmented with insufficient metadata; need clearinghouse

Veteran support is abysmal and embarrassing

Very few start-ups and BigCo’s applying technology to create solutions