“Instagram is launching a new tool that allows users to anonymously flag posts about self-harm or other mental health issues. Once a picture is flagged, the user who put up the troubling image will see a message offering help: ‘Someone saw one of your posts and thinks you might be going through a difficult time. If you need support, we’d like to help.’ Then, they’ll be given options to contact a helpline, talk to a friend or get tips.”
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