Using Artificial Intelligence to Forecast Suicide

What if by using a combination of social science and artificial intelligence, we could learn to identify whether someone is becoming a suicide risk by predicting when they are thinking about it?

Service Members Speak Out on Difficulties of Transitioning to Civilian Life

According to the Department of Defense, about 1,300 military service members, spouses and children transition into civilian communities each day, but the majority of veterans have trouble adjusting to civilian life, which can lead to joblessness, homelessness and untreated mental health conditions.

A Snapshot of Mental Illness in America

To help identify some of the challenges for those living with a mental illness, the MSW@USC created three infographics that provide a snapshot of what mental illness looks like in America, how mental illness and substance use are related, and what barriers exist for people in need of treatment.

Forward Thinking: Addressing Threats to LGBTQ Youth Safety and Security

Compared to the general youth population, LGBTQ youth are more likely to struggle with depression, develop suicidal ideation, contract HIV, become homeless and experience physical violence. As we celebrate Pride Month this June, let’s reflect on critical issues that young LGBTQ people continue to face as they navigate one of the most challenging times in their lives.

Video: DSW@USC Faculty Panel

The DSW@USC called on Drs. Marvin Southard, Herbert Hatanaka and Jacquelyn McCroskey to talk about the impact that earning their DSW has had on their careers. Not only do they each hold a DSW degree, but they are also USC professors who understand what sets the DSW@USC apart from other Doctor of Social Work programs.

Join Us for All School Day — Human Dignity: How Poverty Affects Human Rights

Social workers have a unique role to play in helping to eradicate poverty and ultimately ensure the rights of people worldwide. The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is leading a conversation on poverty and its effect on human rights by hosting an open dialogue at this year’s All School Day (ASD).