FOX on Tech: Facebook Suicide Prevention

Facebook is making it easier for people with suicidal thoughts to get help.

FOX News Radio’s Sabrina Sabbagh has more in this FOX on Tech report:

A new program launched today (Tuesday) gives Facebook users the option to instantly connect with a crisis counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline through the social networking site’s chat function.  If a friend sees a potentially suicidal thought on someone else’s page, they can report it to Facebook by clicking a link next to the comment, which will prompt an e-mail encouraging the user to click a link for a confidential chat, or ask them to call the hotline.

audio from hotline: “If you are in emotional distress or suicidal crisis or are concerned about someone who might be…”

Facebook now has more than 800 million users and has already made changes to how users report bullying, offensive, content and fake profiles.

Sabrina Sabbagh, FOX News Radio.