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Facebook with Samaritans to launch anti-suicide tools

The tools also prompt an option of reaching out to a friend or contacting a Samaritans volunteer

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 6 2016 3:16PM | Updated Date: Sep 6 2016 3:16PM

Facebook with Samaritans to launch anti-suicide tools
As World Suicide Prevention Day is going to be held on September 10, popular social media website, Facebook has collaborated with Samaritans in order to launch suicide prevention tools. 
 
 
For this, Facebook will be depending on its users to take an initiative and provide such posts from family and friends which indicate suicidal emotions or technologies. 
 
 
After this, Facebook arbitrators will be helping the individuals with options and resources developed by Samaritans. 
 
 
The tools also prompt an option of reaching out to a friend or contacting a Samaritans volunteer.
 
 
According to the makers, people use Facebook to connect with friends and family and this is why they are planning to evolve the support, resources and advice available to people who are in distress and their concerned friends and family members.
 
 
Talking about Samaritans, it provides emotional support to depressed people.