Recently Facebook created a new service and tool that allows users of the social network to report friends who have expressed suicidal thoughts or comments. This way such people can get help from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Friends will be able to report suicidal behavior by clicking a report option next to any content on the site and choosing suicidal content under the harmful behavior option, added Facebook spokesman Frederic Wolens.
Facebook and Lifeline have been working together since 2006 to provide help and support to suicidal users of the social network site. However this is the first occasion that Facebook makes online chat sessions available to their users.
John Draper, Lifeline Project Director, replied “This new service provides a way for them to get the help they need in the way they want it.” (AV)