New Facbook Feature Aims To Prevent Suicide


POSTED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 6:08pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 6:08pm

Each day nearly one hundred americans die by suicide, that's over 36,000 deaths per year.

Facebook recently launched a new feature that will aid in suicide prevention.
The over 800 million users can now utilize a chat service that will prompt them to speak to a crisis counselor.

Enter the words "suicide help" on facebook's search bar.  You will find a link that shows how you can help someone who has posted suicidal content on the site.  It then prompts you to fill out a few questions concerning the individual.

Facebook then sends an e-mail to the person who posted the suicidal comment, encouraging them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or click a link that will begin a confidential chat.

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