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IN Science & Technology ON 15 Jun, 2016
As more and more people are joining the social network, it is only logical that it is used as a way to help us. People have a tendency to share personal problems they are facing or what they are feeling on the social network and these new Facebook tools will help such people in need.
This Tuesday, Facebook introduced updated tools and educational resources to help support individual struggling with self-injuries or suicidal thoughts.
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It has already been launched in the USA with the help of save.org. On Tuesday while collaboration with its local partners 'AASRA' and 'The Live Love Laugh Foundation,' it'll now be available in India, in Hindi and English.
Deepika who herself suffered from depression opened a foundation "Live Love Laugh" which is a non-profit organization that helps people facing depression.
This foundation was founded in 2007. AASRA is a crisis intervention center for the lonely and distressed people.
If someone posts make you feel concerned and feel too depressed, with these tools you can contact AASRA and Live Love Laugh Foundation or directly report the post to Facebook.
There are teams working 24/7 that will review all the posts that come in and send resources to those in need.
The person posting concerning posts will be encouraged to - contact a helpline, reach out to a friend or see tips.
It will encourage the person to connect to AASRA or Live Love Laugh helpline or get self-help advice and tips from the resources to get through his/her feelings.
"The rate of suicide amongst the youth in India is one of the highest in the world. We are happy to partner with Facebook in this suicide prevention initiative. It is especially important to reach to young people out there who are feeling depressed and encourage them to reach out for help." - Deepika Padukone.
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