There are times when the problems we face may seem insurmountable and we feel lost. In these moments, please know that you’re not alone and that immediate help is available for you.
We've partnered with Crisis Text Line to provide free, 24/7, confidential support. If you're in crisis, text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor in the US.
For free peer support from others like you, try Koko.
If you are struggling, it can be helpful to talk to somebody like a family member, a friend or confidant, or a counselor about what you are going through. For self-help, we are partnering with Koko to provide the following free mini-courses:
The following organizations are also providing support in this space:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
- The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth, ages 13-24)
- National Eating Disorders Association
- RAINN (National Sexual Assault Hotline)
If you are outside the United States, visit Find a Helpline to find resources for your country.
We do our best to support and protect our VSCO community by preventing content that features, glorifies, or encourages self-harm. If you come across content that you believe may be triggering to an individual of the community going through a hard time please report it to us so that our Trust & Safety can review and take the proper action.
If you are concerned about somebody else, contacting them personally and encouraging them to get specialized support may be helpful. Even if you don’t know the person, letting them know that you are concerned and referring them to a mental health support organization can be very helpful. You may also contact us to report the content that’s causing you concern on our app by clicking on the button “Report > I’m worried about someone’s safety > Self-harm or suicidal”. If you believe this person is an immediate risk to themselves please contact your local law enforcement.