Did you KNOW ? India accounts for the highest number of suicides in the world. This report was published by WHO in 2014, and the deaths occurred between the age of 15 and 29 age group.
With an aim to fight the issue, Facebook has launched a suicide prevention tool which will support people struggling with self-injury or experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Facebook suicide prevention tool has partnered with AASRA and Deepika Padukone’s The Live Love Laugh Foundation. The help guide will be available in different languages including Hindi, English, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Marathi.
To Find the Tool on Facebook,
Users will have to type ‘Suicide’ in the search bar on top and,
The ‘Facebook Help: Suicide’ page will show in the drop-down.
The page will guide one with different help options and provide with a suicide hotline number, in case of any emergency. It will have a list of resources, including numbers for suicide prevention organizations, which can be shared anonymously, or a message of support can be sent.
The purpose is to help oneself or a friend who shows signs of self-harm or distress. One can reach out to someone directly or can report to Facebook. Also the Self-injury reports will be prioritized and immediate help will be sent to the person.
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