Google Doesn’t Want You to Kill Yourself

Google is the best friend to help you find a lot of things. And now if you’re surfing the Internet for tips on how to kill yourself, Google’s search results will now come beneath a big red phone advising you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and providing its phone number.

Google tries to direct you to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you enter an alarming search query.

Google is the best friend to help you find a lot of things.  And now if you’re surfing the Internet for tips on how to kill yourself, Google’s search results will now come beneath a big red phone advising you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and providing its phone number.

It’s a slight departure from Google’s usual tactic of providing the most relevant, accurate links first, but the company thinks it’s the right move. “When somebody is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, they may benefit from calling a suicide prevention hotline,” a Google spokesmantells the LA Times. “This was created to help users quickly obtain useful information during a difficult time.” [LA Times via Newser]

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