Facebook suicide hotline

Facebook is rolling out suicide prevention features for all users globally.

The social network says that its new feature will allow users to tag posts from their friends when they believe people might be in danger of harming themselves. The reporting user remains anonymous.

The person will then receive a message from Facebook stating that someone is concerned about them, as well as links to resources such as suicide prevention hotlines.

"Now, with the help of these new tools, if someone posts something on Facebook that makes you concerned about their well-being, you can reach out to them directly," Facebook global head of safety Antigone Davis and researcher Jennifer Guadagno said.

"And you also can report the post to us. We have teams working around the world, 24/7, who review reports that come in."

The service had previously only been offered in the US as a trial program with the University of Washington. ®

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