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Facebook Works To Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook is taking steps to help those who are feeling suicidal or those who are concerned about them. What a great idea.

Facebook Provides First-of-a-Kind Service To Help Prevent Suicides

In partnership with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Facebook is announcing a new service that enables Facebook users to report a suicidal comment they see posted by a friend to Facebook using either the Report Suicidal Content link ( or the report links found throughout the site. When someone clicks on the Report link they get this screen:

The person who posted the suicidal comment will then immediately receive an email from Facebook encouraging them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or to click on a link to begin a confidential chat session with a crisis worker. 

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 by Sally LaBonte

Facebook goes Anti-Suicide
Wow this is a really good feature, I hope this at least saves one life because then it will have done its job. I know Facebook is great for communication and reconnecting with old friends and yadda yadda...but it's also a channel for sometimes invisible bullying and a creator of low self esteem in numerous people. It's great that Facebook is acknowledging its faults and taking responsibility to keep its users safe.
Comment by: Anna Tramposch - 12/16/2011 10:09 PM

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