I'm worried about someone after seeing content they've shared about suicide or self-injury. What can I do?

If someone you know is in immediate physical danger, please local emergency services for help.

If the threat of physical danger isn't immediate, there are things you can do to help:

  • Report the content to us so we can reach out to this person with information that may be helpful to them.
  • Share resources and contact information that this person may find helpful.
  • Provide support to this person or contact a family member, friend, counselor or teacher, who may be able to provide support.

Report the content


To report a post for suicide or self-injury:

  1. Tap [iOS] or [Android] above the post.
  2. Tap Report.
  3. Select It's Inappropriate > Self injury.
  4. Tap Report [Android only].

Share Resources


Suicide Prevention

Self-Injury

Eating Disorders

Provide Support

  • Take the experience seriously and view resources for responding to suicide warning signals.
  • If possible, make sure your friend doesn’t have easy access to firearms or large doses of medication.
  • Listen carefully, communicate care and avoid offering solutions unless your friend asks.
  • Validate your friend's emotions and let them know they're important to you.
  • Be available, both today and in the future. Follow up with your friend regularly to show that you care.
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