The new features were designed with the help of Samaritans Ireland ahead of World Suicide Day this Saturday.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA site Facebook has added new features to its suicide prevention tool, which will aim to increase the resources and support to those on the site who are at risk of suicide.

The new features include a prompt that is sent to those at risk encouraging them to talk to a friend, and offers support and resources to the person who flags a troubling post.

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