Facebook is well aware of the many people who express suicidal thoughts through their social media network and want to do something about it. They have provided another way for troubled users to get the help they desperately need.
Tuesday FB launched a program that connects the user to a crisis counselor via chat when the user is about to lose all hope. FB users can also fill in a report if a friend starts posting suicidal messages. This is an addition Facebook had to make. Close to 100 people kill themselves each day in the U.S., and a lot of them express their last thoughts through social networking. The more ways troubled souls can find the help they need the better.
Facebook already set up ways to report bullying and fake profiles and openly encourage troubled users to seek help. Both Google and Yahoo! give the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline when somebody searches for the term "suicide."
Do does anyone think Facebook new anti-suicide initiative will save lives?