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Facebook is updating its resources for people who are contemplating suicide or self-harm and making it easier for people to help friends or family members who may be at risk of self-harm.
The social media giant is working with mental health organizations and self-harm support groups including Forefront, Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Save.org.
And, they rolling out resources already available in the United States to their members around the world in every language they support.
In a blog post, Facebook’s global head of safety Antigone Davis and researcher Jennifer Guadagno, Researcher wrote that the company has “teams working around the world, 24/7, who review reports that come in. They prioritize the most serious reports like self-injury. And, as of today, the resources we send to the person who posted something concerning will include an expanded set of options. People can now choose to reach out to a friend, contact a helpline, or see tips.”
You can find more information on Facebook’s suicide prevention page.