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How Facebook Is Helping Suicidal People

posted Feb 26, 2015, 12:14 PM by Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 12:19 PM ]

Facebook will offer suicide prevention resources to users posting troubling messages.

Facebook is going to give timelier help to users who post updates suggesting thoughts of suicide, the company announced on Wednesday. 

According to a Facebook post written by Product Manager Rob Boyle and Safety Specialist Nicole Staubli, a trained team will review reports of posts that appear to be suicidal and if necessary send the poster notifications with suicide prevention resources, such as a connection to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline.

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