FacebookHas Update its Suicide Prevention Tools

Facebook sFacebook has updated its suicide prevention tools and is now making them available worldwide.
The tools, which let people flag posts from friends who may be at risk for self-harm or suicide, were previously available only for some English-language users.
Other users could report posts through a form, but the new tools make the process quicker and less complicated.
In an announcement, Facebook said its suicide prevention resources will be available in all languages supported by the platform.
The company’s global head of safety Antigone Davis and researcher Jennifer Guadagno wrote that the tools were “developed in collaboration with mental health organisations and with input from people who have personal experience with self-injury and suicide.”
The tools were first made available to some users in the United States last year with the help of Forefront, Lifeline, and Save.org.
Facebook said it will continue to partner with suicide prevention and mental health organisations in different countries, according to a news agency report.


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