Today we're introducing updated tools and resources for people who may be contemplating suicide, as well as the support we offer to their concerned friends and family members. Now our suicide prevention tools for Facebook posts will be available on Live videos in real time.
People watching will have the option to reach out to the person directly and also report the stream to us. We also provide additional resources to assist that person in helping their friend. The person using Live will see a set of options as they are streaming. They can now choose to reach out to a friend, contact a helpline or see tips.
Experts say that the best way to prevent suicide is for those in distress to hear from people who care about them. When friends are in need, reaching out can make a difference.
Find out more about the updates here: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/03/building-a-safer-community-with-new-suicide-prevention-tools/