27 February 2015 :: Facebook adds new tools for suicide prevention. The update will roll out to US users over the next couple months. Facebook has added new tools to assist users who express suicidal thoughts.
If someone posts something that indicates self harm or suicidal thoughts and it is reported to Facebook, they will be encouraged to speak with a mental health expert at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will be offered tips and support to help work through their issues. Facebook says these methods were created in “conjunction with our clinical and academic partners.”