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Now you can help Facebook prevent suicides

Now you can help Facebook prevent suicides
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Facebook just surprised me. The company announced the launch of a collaboration with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Now Matters Now, Save.org and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention.

The results of that collaboration are tools for friends to report posts from their friends that they suspect to be suicidal. It's a reminder that Facebook isn't just a place for cat pictures. The site is a route for self-expression that can also be a valuable resource to catch depression before it grows.

If you see someone that you believe to be having a hard time, you can report their post.

After doing so, this is what you'll see.

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What happens after seeing this screen could save lives.

Next page: See a video about this new feature on the next page.
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