Facebook reaching out to users who might be suicidal

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Facebook began rolling out a set of tools on Wednesday that aim to help prevent suicide.

You can now report posts to Facebook that seem to show someone suffering from suicidal thoughts. A third party will review reported posts, then decide whether to reach out to the user with advice and support

If Facebook contacts a user, they will see this popup:

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It lets the user know that “a friend thinks you might be going through something difficult and asked us to look at your recent post.” Only the user can see this popup and everything that follows. Read more…

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