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help someone else

Everybody has a role to play in preventing suicide. If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you can be the difference in getting them the help they need.

do they need your help?

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves

  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like researching guns

  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain

  • Talking about being a burden to others

  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs

  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly

  • Sleeping too little or too much

  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves

  • Giving away possessions

  • Extreme mood swings

know the risk factors

  • Mental disorders, particularly mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and certain personality disorders

  • Alcohol and other substance use disorders

  • History of trauma or abuse

  • Major physical illnesses

  • Previous suicide attempt(s)

  • Family history of suicide

  • Job or financial loss

  • Loss of relationship(s)

  • Local clusters of suicide

  • Lack of social support and sense of isolation

Arm Around Shoulder

Never keep it a secret if a friend tells you about a plan to hurt themselves. Call 9-8-8 at any time for help if a loved one is struggling.

trainings

Who should attend our Suicide Prevention Trainings? ANYONE! You don't need to be in a profession that works directly with mental health. You never know whose life you may save.

support on social media

  • Facebook
    Report sucidal content directly on Facebook here.
  • Twitter
    Report messages about suicide or self-harm and Twitter will send the user a direct message with the Lifeline number.
  • Instagram
    To report posts about suicide or self-harm on Instagram: Tap “…” below the post, tap "Report Inappropriate", select "This Photo Puts People At Risk > Self-Harm".
  • Snapchat
    To report a safety concern, press and hold on that Snapchatter's name and tap the gear button. Then, tap 'Report' and reach out to Snapchat, and follow the prompts.
  • Youtube
    To report suicide or self-harm, click “More.” Highlight and click “Report” in the drop-down menu. Click “Harmful dangerous acts,” then “Suicide or self-injury.” YouTube will review the video and may send a message to the uploader with the Lifeline number.
  • Discord
    To report self-harm, use the dropdown in Discord’s report form and select ‘Trust & Safety.’ Under ‘Report Type’, select ‘Self-harm.’ Discord requests (to verify the authenticity of the report) that reporters provide a link to the message where the user expresses such harm, and the steps can be found below.
  • TikTok
    To report for self-harm on TikTok, tap the arrow at the bottom right hand corner of the video. Tap the report icon, select "Self injury" and follow the prompts.
  • Reddit
    If you're worried about someone, you can let Reddit know by reporting the specific post or comment that worried you and selecting, "Someone is considering suicide or serious self-harm". After you let them know, they'll reach out to put the user in touch with Crisis Text Line's trained Crisis Counselors.

If you are worried about someone on social media, you can contact the platform who will reach out to connect the user with the help they need.

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Support on Social Media

For digital community managers and organizations

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