Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Just Discovered

Okay, I'm a little behind on this blog, much less some interesting news. With regards to Facebook. Very few people are not on Facebook anymore. And we have heard the stories of the FB postings of someone who is contemplating suicide or who left a note for all and saundry before they committed suicide.

Did you know that Facebook has set up a link were FB users can report a suicidal comment they see posted by a friend with the Report Suicidal Content link or the "report links" found throughout the FB site.

Facebook says they will be immediately sending an email from FB to the person who posted the suicidal comment encouraging them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or to a link to begin a confidential chat session with a crisis worker. Either service is available 24/7/365.

As much as people use phones today, to make contact with the younger generation, the ability to have a chat session on FB with a crisis worker, I think, helps connect to a tech savvy generation in a form they are comfortable communicating with.

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