Twitter, in collaboration with the International Association for Suicide Prevention, has launched a special emoji for ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ available globally and in India, the microblogging platform said Monday. Also Read - Twitter reportedly testing voice-based DMs for users
“September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day and the theme for this year is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’… Twitter, in partnership with the International Association for Suicide Prevention, is launching a special emoji in the shape of an orange ribbon – the international symbol for World Suicide Prevention Day,” Twitter said in a statement. Also Read - PM Modi’s Twitter account hacked, incident under investigation
The emoji will appear when people Tweet with the hashtag #WorldSuicidePreventionDay or#WSPD or #??????????????????? from 7-16 September, it added. Also Read - Twitter quote tweets now easy to find under tweets
“Twitter India has also partnered with White Swan Foundation, to provide them with #adsforgood grants to help them reach more people and create awareness,” the statement added.
Mahima Kaul, Head of Public Policy for Twitter India said that the partnerships with International Association for Suicide Prevention and White Swan Foundation, are aimed at creating a greater awareness around suicide and suicide prevention, connecting with people and addressing mental health issues prevailing in the society.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.