MENLO PARK (CBS SF) — Facebook rolled out a new feature designed to help prevent suicides by allowing users to quickly alert someone if a friend appears to be thinking of harming themselves.

Users will be able to report to Facebook posts they believe may indicate a friend is thinking of suicide. Facebook will review the post and contact the poster if the social networking site believes they may be in distress.

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Facebook teamed up with suicide prevention organizations including the University of Washington’s Forefront organization to offer options for users to reach out to and receive support.

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If Facebook decides it’s necessary, users will see a message reading that, “a friend thinks you might be going through something difficult and asked us to look at your recent post.”

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The site then gives the user a prompt to call a friend, or seek help through the suicide prevention organizations.