Facebook enables conversation to prevent suicide

For those that may feel depressed, are grieving, or dealing with a loss, the holidays may be a particularly tough time of the year.

As one of the largest online communities in the world, Facebook recently launched a new feature that enables users expressing suicidal thoughts to connect with a counselor through a confidential chat session triggered after a friend reports distressing content.

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between 10 and 19 years of age.

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