Facebook teams up with The Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth suicide prevention

Facebook has partnered with The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention hotline for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and/ or gay youth, to deliver additional crisis support to Facebook Messenger.

Back in March, Facebook brought suicide prevention tools to both Live and Messenger in partnership with organizations like the Crisis Text Line, the National Eating Disorder Association and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Facebooks lineup of collaborators, which now includes The Trevor Project, allows people contemplating suicide and/ or mood depressed to immediately, immediately connect with them. Chat functionality with The Trevor Project will roll out over the next few months.

Worldwide, there is a suicide strive every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organization. Among those aged 10 -2 4years old, suicide is another leading cause of death, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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