Carson J Spencer Foundation Gives “Media All-Star Award” at Denver Gala Reception
Denver, Colorado. August 23, 2014. In 2008 several suicides occurred on a railroad near the Palo Alto community where Facebook employees passed every day on their way to work. The Facebook team was so affected by these tragedies, the employees resolved that they would do what they could to help with suicide prevention. Over the ensuing years they developed best practices in policies and operations to help other tech companies connect distressed people to qualified resources. Rita Fabi, Marketing Manager at Facebook, will be on hand to receive the “All-Star Media Award” from the Carson J Spencer Foundation on August 24th, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. During this event CJSF will celebrate its 10th Annual Shining Lights of Hope Gala, a “blacktie optional” occasion. For more information visit: www.CarsonJSpencer.org.
The “Media All-Star Award” goes each year to a media company or journalist who is helping to promote suicide-safer public messaging.
“We asked ourselves, ‘what can we do to help,’” says Fabi about how Facebook got involved in suicide prevention. “Now we influence people worldwide in many languages through our partnerships and best practices for suicide prevention.”
For more about Facebook’s best practices: www.PreventTheAttempt.com
Interview with Rita Fabi, Facebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfkPR2Oik_A&list=UU64lzW7fPL5t1VMS3TsGPlQ