With 1.65 billion monthly active users, Facebook is currently the biggest social networking service, with many people turning to the platform to express their thoughts and feelings.
In the hope of aiding users, Facebook has updated its suicide prevention tool. The feature is now available worldwide and allows users to easily report posts they believe require attention. If you are worried about someone and report a user’s post, they will receive a confidential message saying: “Someone who saw your post thinks you might be going through a difficult time. If you want support, we’d like to help.”
- According to the Men’s Health Forum, (as of July 2014) 4 in 5 suicides (78%) are by men and suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under the age of 35.
- The Mental Health Foundation report 70% of young people who experience a mental health problem are not receiving the appropriate support.
- A 2016 Time to Change survey found that of…