UPDATED: Facebook’s Marne Levine Joins Government Leaders In Release Of Suicide Prevention Report

By Jennifer Moire 

Facebook is continuing its ongoing efforts to combat bullying and address other public safety issues, with a high-ranking executive joining a panel of government and private-sector leaders in the release of a long-awaited report addressing suicide prevention.

Marne Levine, Facebook’s global vice president of public policy, joined U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other leaders at a press conference Monday to announce the release of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention study.

UPDATED: The video is available on-demand and may be live-streamed here. Levine’s remarks come around the 30-minute mark.

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is a report ofromthe Surgeon General and the Action Alliance, and it will feature, “community-based approaches to curbing the incidence of suicide, detail new ways to identify people at risk for suicide, and outline national priorities for suicide prevention.”

Other participants in the event included:

  • Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters and former U.S. senator
  • Scott Gould, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • John McHugh, secretary of the Army
  • Heyward Donigan, president and CEO, ValueOptions
  • Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General
  • Pamela Hyde, administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration