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‘Suicidal’ query prompts special Google OneBox

Google users in the US who type queries like [I want to die], [suicidal thoughts], [suicide methods] will see a special OneBox result that provides the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. “This is only the second time Google has added such guidance on troubling search terms, Dr. Roni Zeiger, chief health strategist for Google, said in an interview. A few months ago, the search engine began providing a phone number for the national poison control hotline after searches like [poison emergency]. No search engine is a mind reader, of course, and many searches like “I want to end my life” do not elicit the suicide warning,” reports New York Times.

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