California Dispatchers Save Long Island Woman Attempting Suicide On Facebook Live: Gothamist – Facebook Macabre Machine

It took weeks for Facebook to remove a 12-year-old girl’s December suicide video (she had broadcast it on the social network). This past week, a man in Los Angeles shot himself in his car while on Facebook Live and a Miami teen was allegedly using Facebook Live as she hanged herself with a scarf.A Facebook spokeswoman “said Facebook aims to interrupt livestreams that go against community standards ‘as quickly as possible… We also suggest people contact law enforcement or emergency services themselves if they become aware of something where the authorities can help.'”If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

Source: California Dispatchers Save Long Island Woman Attempting Suicide On Facebook Live: Gothamist