Facebook is taking efforts to help prevent suicides. The social network is integrating suicide prevention tools to help people in real time on Facebook Live. It has also launched a live chat support from crisis support organizations through Messenger. Facebook will use artificial intelligence to help spot users with suicidal tendencies.
Facebook is giving viewers an option to reach out to the broadcaster in real time as well as report video to it. The social network will also also provide resources to the person reporting the live video to assist them in helping their friend. More importantly, Facebook is testing artificial intelligence to identify warning signs of self-harm and suicide in Facebook posts and comments.
Facebook is partnering with organizations like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the National Eating Disorder Association, and the Crisis Text Line.