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Red Alert System for Suicide Prevention



On Saturday, November 5th, at 10:22 PM, my friend posted this on Facebook: 

"someone save me from myself..."

No one saw this post and Jen completed suicide by jumping from her apartment window.

Therefore I propose that all social networks introduce a system for flagging statements that approximate suicidal thoughts and/or feelings. 

If someone posts anything that could be taken as a suicidal statement - all of their friends should be sent an immediate text and/or e-mail to alert them to the statement so that loved ones, friends, and family can act on their post - to try and save their life.


How often in the news do we hear about those that post on a social networking site before they complete or attempt suicide? 

We should use the power of these social networks to help prevent these deaths from occurring.

This petition was delivered to:
  • CEO of Facebook
    Mark Zuckerburg
  • Co-Founder of Google
    Sergey Brin
  • SVP @ Google
    Vic Gundotra
  • Co-Founder of Twitter
    Evan Williams

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