Sunshine is a message-based, AI-enabled mobile app that helps to prevent suicides.
Suicide is a desperate attempt to escape suffering that has become unbearable. Blinded by feelings of self-loathing, hopelessness, and isolation, a suicidal person can’t see any way of finding relief except through death. But despite their desire for the pain to stop, most suicidal people are deeply conflicted about ending their own lives. They wish there was an alternative to suicide, but they just can’t see one.
We aim for bot persona that is aware and learns the warning signs. Involved, always available and showing interest and support. Direct. Talk openly and freely about suicide. Ask if she or he is thinking about suicide and willing to listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings.