Posted 02/27/2015 at 4:40 PM
Posted 2 years ago
Facebook will be providing assistance to users who express suicidal intentions. The assistance will be offered via messages that will be presented to users that Facebook feels may be at risk.
“Keeping you safe is our most important responsibility on Facebook…Keeping you safe is our most important responsibility on Facebook.” Facebook wrote in a post on their website.
They added “If someone on Facebook sees a direct threat of suicide, we ask that they contact their local emergency services immediately…We also ask them to report any troubling content to us…we have significantly expanded the support and resources that are available to them the next time they log on to Facebook after we review a report of something they’ve posted.”
The new program is expected to be rolled out to users over the next few months.