Facebook a Suicide Prevention Tool
As a place where people often share their most intimate thoughts and feelings, Facebook is better placed than most organisations to try and help those dealing with depression and illness.
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. The facts said that an American dies by suicide every 12.95 minutes. Based on these facts Facebook with association with national organization such as National Suicide Prevention Lifeline put in place a number of tools to help prevent suicide.
If someone believes a friend may be contemplating suicide based on what they’re posting, that friend can alert both the emergency services and Facebook itself.
The company says it has a team working 24 hours on these reports and, if needed, can reach out to the affected person with a direct message and try to help them.
How suicide prevention tool acts:
- People report to Facebook first
- If it is international, then Facebook works with the appropriate international organization.
- Facebook receives the notification, then provides the organization with all information about the user. And the organization acts fast and its team contact the user and start helping him.
This is an great tool that deals with cries for help.