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Twitter Launches ‘Search Prompt’ On Suicide Prevention In India

New Delhi: In a bid to forestall suicide and self-harm throughout the ongoing pandemic occasions, Twitter on Thursday in a partnership with the Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) launched a devoted search immediate to serve info and updates from authoritative sources on ‘suicide prevention’.

When somebody searches for phrases related to suicide or self-harm, the highest search end result will likely be a immediate directing them to the related info and sources of assist accessible on Twitter. That is an enlargement of Twitter’s #ThereIsHelp immediate which was particularly put in place for the general public to discover a clear and credible info on important points. The search immediate will likely be accessible on iOS, Android and cell.twitter.com in India in each English and Hindi languages.

Among the search key phrases embody #CommitSuicide, #EndLife, #HowtoHangMyself, #Howtohangyourself, #PainlessDeath, #Suicidal, #SuicideAttempt and extra.

“This dedicated search prompt will increase our ability to be compassionate towards people around us and help them in need by letting them know #ThereIsHelp,” B.N. Gangadhar, Director at NIMHANS, stated in a press release.

Twitter can be activating a customized emoji within the form of an orange ribbon — the worldwide image for World Suicide Prevention Day. The emoji would seem when individuals tweet with the hashtags #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #WSPD, #WSPD2020, #SuicidePrevention by September 25 and was activated in 23 languages.

“By launching this dedicated search prompt, we welcome another opportunity to amplify awareness and help resources around suicide prevention on Twitter, and contributing to the ongoing efforts required to address this serious issue,” stated Mahima Kaul, Head of Public Coverage, Twitter India.

(IANS)

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