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e19brendan comments on $500 prize for anybody who can change our current top choice of intervention - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: e19brendan 19 July 2016 01:34:56PM *  0 points [-]

Pasha & Austen, fantastic suggestions. Pasha, I'd be happy to do some research on effectiveness of hotlines or brainstorm proxies with you. Austen, I'm really excited to hear more about what you're doing with PPP. I'm quite interested in suicide prevention and I think the neglectedness and avertable suffering and death make it an essential focus for our time and effort. I think that most in the EA community (as well as global health more broadly) question tractability, which is all the more reasons to demonstrate pathways to effective reduction in suicide. I would love to hear more about what you're doing, and potentially get involved. I'm hoping to get together folks in EA who are interested in global mental health. Please let me know if you'd be willing to chat!