Facebook makes LGBT support available via Messenger

Facebook makes LGBT support available via Messenger

Facebook has teamed up with The Trevor Project to make it easier for LGBTI teens to seek help and support.

The website announced on Tuesday (May 16) that its Messenger feature will connect representatives from the non-profit to teens experiencing suicidal thoughts, concerns or questions regarding their sexuality.

Facebook’s Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis said in a statement: ‘We’ve been committed to mental health support for many years, and this is one of the ways we’re working to build a safer and more supportive community on Facebook. As we continue to invest in new tools and resources, we hope Facebook can help provide support to more people over time.’

The feature will be yet another way for teens to contact the non-profit, which already has representatives available via phone, text and its own online instant-messaging service, TrevorChat.

The Trevor Project messaging service will roll out in the coming months, joining non-profits already available to Facebook chat, including the National Eating Disorder Association and the Crisis Text Line.

The Trevor Project can also be contacted from within the US by calling 866-488-7386.

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4 Comments

  1. Jerry
    May 19, 16:36 Reply

    This is good news! Watching young people committing suicide because of their sexual orientation is painful. Now religious people will be like ‘illuminati illuminati,the world is coming to an end’

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