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Facebook adds tools for those who fear a friend may be suicidal

Timing coincides with a surge in suicide rates in the United States to a 30-year high

Menlo Park, California

WHEN Carrie Simmons opened her Facebook app one day in late 2014, she saw a status update from a high school friend she had not seen in years that alarmed her. It read like a suicide note.

"Thank you for everyone who tried to help me," Ms Simmons' friend,