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Facebook Has Serious New Suicide Prevention Tools

Yesterday, Facebook announced new measures to help users who might be at risk for self-harm. It’s become too common that we hear stories about Facebook users who speak to their…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
#YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Samaritans Radar App Tracks People With Emotional Disorders On Twitter (And Possibly Puts Them At Risk)

There’s a new app out called Samaritans Radar, offered by UK mental health charity Samaritans, that allows users to sign up to have their friends’ Twitter accounts monitored for words…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm