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Suicide and self-injury prevention

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.

 

If you are having a hard time, 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. Taking a break can be healing. Consider doing some of the following activities:

Go for a walk and observe your surroundings
Soak up some sun
Get some fresh air
Watch your favorite movie
Grab lunch with a friend, family member or colleague 
Read a book or a magazine
Take a hot shower 
Catch up on sleep
Tap into your creativity: take photos, bake or cook a meal, knit, figure out a puzzle

 

For more inspiration, check this handy list of activities that may be appealing to you. 

 

In addition, 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”.

We’ve gathered the following resources to help if you or someone you know may be experiencing self-harm or suicidal thoughts. There is immediate help via phone or online around the world from people who are always available in times of need.

If you feel that there is an imminent danger for yourself or someone you know, please contact local law enforcement or a suicide prevention hotline immediately for assistance.

 

Immediate help

We've partnered with Crisis Text Line to provide free, 24/7, confidential support. If you're in crisis, text VSCO to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor in the US. 

The following organizations are also providing support in this space:

 

 

Online resources

Helping someone who is talking about suicide or self-harm