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Facebook enables conversation to prevent suicide

Date
December 19, 2011
Author
Ryan
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For those that may feel depressed, are grieving, or dealing with a loss, the holidays may be a particularly tough time of the year.

As one of the largest online communities in the world, Facebook recently launched a new feature that enables users expressing suicidal thoughts to connect with a counselor through a confidential chat session triggered after a friend reports distressing content.

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between 10 and 19 years of age.

Are you looking for the signs in a loved one, friend, or colleague? Do you have any stories or suggestions you’d like to share here on the blog?

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