Now You Can Report Suicidal Behavior To Facebook
Friends will be able to report content on the site by selecting “suicidal content” inside of the “harmful behavior” menu.
At that point, Facebook sends the person an email that encourages him to call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and even includes a link to chat with a counselor online.
John Draper, project director for Lifeline, a suicide prevention organization that has been working with Facebook since 2006, said in a release that “although the Lifeline on average handles 70,000 calls per month, we have heard from our Facebook fans and others that there are many people in crisis who don’t feel comfortable picking up the phone. This new service provides a way for them to get the help they need in the way they want it.”