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Today, Reddit is announcing new tools to help with suicide prevention, offered in partnership with the Crisis Text Line. The feature will let users report others who appear to be at risk so that Reddit can provide them with suicide prevention resources when they might need them most.
Starting March 10th, if a Reddit user flags another user as potentially at risk, that user will get a private message with suicide prevention resources and a recommendation to text CHAT to 741741, which is the number for the Crisis Text Line. When someone texts that number, a trained crisis counselor will be available for support. The Crisis Text Line is also available to the person who flagged the at-risk user if they need some support, too.
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