Facebook Will Now Reach Out To Users Who Their Friends Think Are Suicidal

“Social connectedness helps people,” says Facebook, “and that’s what we do best.”

Facebook will then give them the option to contact the friend, contact another friend for support, or contact a suicide hotline.

The new feature began yesterday.

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These organizations include National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Now Matters Now, Save.org, and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention from the School of Social Work at Washington University.


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