Now You Can Report Suicidal Behaviors On Facebook To Help A Friend
Lifeline partners with the online social network to reach out to those needing help.
Facebook has launched a new function where users can flag their friend’s content if it’s deemed suicidal. Once the suicidal content has been reported, Facebook sends an e-mail to that person to encourage them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. There’s even an option to have a confidential chat with a counselor online by clicking through a link.
Lifeline, a suicide prevention organization, has been working with Facebook since 2006. In a recent press release, John Draper, Project Director for Lifeline, stated that: