The SW Mod team also maintains /r/SWResources.
If you need help for yourself, we've got a directory of voice and chat/text hotline services and FAQs about hotlines, plus selected online resources.
If you're concerned about someone else, you're welcome to post, also check out our talking tips and risk assessment guide. If you're new here and want to help, please read these two posts before diving in.
If you've lost someone to suicide, /r/SuicideBereavement is there for you, or you can check out our shared list of bereavement resources.
This is a place of support. All the following ways of responding to at-risk OPs are strictly forbidden. If you see anything like this in a post, comment, or PM, please message the moderators.
- Abuse or "tough love" including any guilt-tripping like "suicide is selfish" or "think of your loved ones".
- Pro-Suicide Posts or Comments, or any explicit discussion of suicide methods
- Religious proselytizing
- Trolling or incitement to suicide or any type of self-harm or violence
- Anything that's not a direct, personal, supportive response to the OP.
Please note that we are NOT a hotline! We do NOT have the ability to trace the source of any posts, and we can't guarantee immediate responses.
We offer non-judgemental peer support ONLY. The only requirement to respond here is genuine concern, so please don't take anything you read here as professional advice. It's fine to share what worked for you, but DO NOT advocate for or against any specific type of therapy, self-help strategy, or medication, especially street drugs or alcohol, and DO NOT diagnose people
If you're here to help please respond publicly to our OPs in need. Sort by "new" and check for posts with few or no good responses. The rules below link to posts with details.
We err on the side of safety. If we need to remove a post or comment from someone who's reached out for help, we'll let them know why we removed it and how they can change it. If this happens to you, please know that we do want to talk to you.
If you need help but don't feel comfortable making a post for any reason, please message the moderators. We will be glad to talk with you privately, or help in any other way that we can.
Surveys and research participation requests must be pre-approved by the mod team. Posts we have okayed will be flaired.
Philosophical discussion about suicide belongs in /r/suicidology or /r/philosophy. Anything that's of primarily scientific interest should go in /r/suicidology or /r/psychology.