Facebook Adds Tools to Flag Messages From Friends Who Are Suicidal

Facebook is introducing a new feature that will allow you to flag a friend’s post as a post that says “suicide or self-harm.”

After you flag a post, the post is sent to the global Facebook community group, where the members of the group review it. When you flag a message, you are presented with a menu of options, including the ability to directly write to the person with the suggested text if you don’t know what to say. If your post is checked, you’ll see a range of reach options, including tips and resources for working with suicide prevention organizations. The new feature is reported to be launching globally today.

Facebook Offers Tools For Those Afraid Of A Suicidal Friend | New York Times


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