Suicide is a very real issue for thousands of people. Many people suffer in silence and when they finally cry out for help things are often either ignored or misunderstood. Because social media like Facebook has become so popular it only makes sense that some people would cry out for help through something like Facebook and now Facebook is going to offer a new suicide prevention system to help out.
Facebook, along with the U.S. Surgeon General, is going to allow and encourage users to report any and all suicidal posts so that the person can get the help they need. Facebook hasn’t said exactly how the system is going to work but they have made it clear that every report will be dealt with quickly and abuse of the system will not be tolerated.
The fact that a massive network like Facebook is going to reach out and help with such a serious issue is great news. Suicide prevention is often possible if just one person intervenes and now that Facebook is making that possible many experts hope there will be a noticeable impact. Facebook is hoping to get the system operational as soon as possible although they have not yet said when that will be. Facebook will likely make an official announcement once the system is in place and ready to go.