Facebook introduces suicide prevention tools in India

Facebook introduced suicide prevention tools in India and other parts of the world too. These tools have been rolled out in collaboration with mental health organizations such as AASRA and Deepika Padukone’s The Live Love Laugh Foundation. These tools will be available in regional languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Kannada and Tamil as well.

Facebook mentioned in a statement, “Now, with the help of these new tools, if someone posts something on Facebook that makes you concerned about their well-being, you can reach out to them directly — and you also can also report the post to us. We have teams working around the world, 24/7, who review reports that come in. They prioritize the most serious reports like self-injury.”

Previously, Facebook had launched the suicide prevention tools in the US in partnership with local mental health organizations such as Forefront, Now Matters Now and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The company states, “the resources we send to the person who posted something concerning will include an expanded set of options. People can now choose to reach out to a friend, contact a helpline, or see tips.”