The data is staggering. Suicide rates are at an all-time high and show no promise of slowing down.  In fact, It’s now the second-leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 35.

2018 brought a series of shocking, high-profile suicides, shining a much-needed spotlight on the reality that depression knows no bounds. This spiraling public health crises needs an intervention of gargantuan proportions.

We’ve convened an elite, diverse panel of experts and innovators to discuss new ways to access tactical therapeutics and advanced digital depression treatments, as well as share the most up-to-date possibilities for digital tools and data science to aid in suicide prevention—from machine learning, tele-psychiatry and online therapy to smartphone apps, wearables and revolutionary novel assessments.

As we address this extremely urgent matter, the million-dollar question prevails: Will these compelling technologies be the answer to this ruthless disease?