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

"someone save me from myself..."

https://www.facebook.com/jen.sloe/posts/2630284639088

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.

Letter to
CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerburg
Co-Founder of Google Sergey Brin
SVP @ Google Vic Gundotra
and 1 other
Co-Founder of Twitter Evan Williams
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Mark Zuckerburg.

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Start a 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..."

https://www.facebook.com/jen.sloe/posts/2630284639088

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.
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Sincerely,