Each week I think, “There must be something to write about suicide prevention that doesn’t have anything to do with Facebook.”
But, I’m shown time and time again that the social network is so ubiquitous that it’s virtually impossible to minimize its influence.
Last week, Facebook announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Blue Star Families to offer a suicide prevention service specifically for active-duty military, veterans, and their families.
What’s good about this new service?
What will I be looking for as this service launches?
I’d love to hear from military families about how you think this new service may be helpful. For now, I’m hopeful that this will be an example of social media for social good.
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brittany E. Jones/USMC