Facebook no longer allows images showing self-harm on the platform. The measure is part of a stricter policy on suicide prevention.

The social network also reports that it will be more difficult to find content about self-harm on Instagram. Also this content will no longer be recommended in the app's discovery section.

Facebook announces these changes on World Suicide Prevention Day, following on from Twitter that announced that suicide reports are no longer offensive to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide.

Last month, Amazon announced active promotion of suicide prevention guides as users search for 'suicide'. Facebook and Google have been showing these numbers for such searches for some time.

Do you think of suicide? Contact 113 Suicide Prevention via www.113.nl.