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Post by Enail on Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:47 pm

If you're suicidal, in crisis, or thinking about hurting yourself:

First, and most importantly, please don't hurt yourself.

Second: If you're in crisis, that matters, and you deserve to have real, professional help to get through this. The people you will reach by posting on this forum are just some people on the internet, not experts, and we aren't equipped to give you all the support you need to keep yourself safe and start to recover.

So if you're in danger of hurting yourself, you need to get help from qualified professionals right away - rather than posting here, please call your local emergency number, go to an emergency center, or call a crisis hotline right now. We've compiled some numbers below, organized by country. Click here to jump to the list.

Once you’ve gotten yourself safe, we’ll be happy to listen, to chat, and to share our advice and experience, so really do feel welcome to post here and talk about what's going on with you; there's sure to be other people who understand what you're going through and who want to hear how you're doing. But we need you to get help first!

This Boggle the Owl post is a favourite of many commenters here; if you're reluctant to ask for help, maybe give it a read.

Keep yourself safe.


If you're suffering from depression, severe anxiety or other mental health disorders:

Welcome! You're not alone in this. You're really, really not alone! Lots of people here are dealing with stuff like this or have dealt with it in the past, so by all means talk about what's going on with you, seek encouragement and share tips on what helps.

But depression, anxiety and the like can be tough; again, the people on this forum, as friendly and supportive as they can be, are not a substitute for a trained mental health professional, so please do seek out a professional to help you manage this as well.

If money's a problem, this Captain Awkward blog post has resources on finding low-cost therapy that might be helpful. Things can get better!


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Re: Suicidal, in crisis, in danger of self-harm or depressed? Please read

Post by Enail on Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:51 pm

This is a list of crisis hotlines for people thinking about suicide.  This is not a comprehensive list. If you know of another crisis hotline, or another great resource for people dealing with suicide or mental health problems, we'd love to add it! PM any of the mods with your info and we'll gladly add it to the list.  Please state which country/area the resource is available in so we can include that information to the list.

Argentina:  54-0223-493-0430
Australia:  1800-55-1800
Austria:  01-713-3374
Barbados:  429-9999
Belgium:  106
Botswana:  3911270
Brazil:  21-233-9191
Canada:  (Ontario) 519-416-486-2242 * (Alberta) 1-888-787-2880 * (BC) 1-886-872-0113 * (Quebec) 514-723-4000
China:  852-2382-0000
Costa Rica:  506-253-5439
Croatia:  01-4833-888
Cyprus:  357-77-77-72-67
Denmark:  70-201-201
Egypt:  7621602
Estonia:  6-558-088
Finland:  040-5032199
France:  01-45-39-4000
Germany:  0800-181-0721
Ghana:  2322-444-71279
Guatemala:  502-252-1259
Holland:  0900-0767
Honduras:  504-237-3623
Hong Kong:  852-28-960-000 or 852-233-820-000
Hungary:  46-372-888 or 62-420-111
India:  92-22-307-3451
Ireland:  44-0-8457-90-90-90
Israel:  972-9-8891333
Italy:  06-705-4444
Japan:  3-5286-9090
Lithuania:  8-800-2-8888
Malaysia:  06-284-2500 or 04-281-5161 or 04-281-1108 or 03-7596-8144 or 03-7956-8145 or 063-92850039 or 063-92850279 or 063-92840049
Mauritius:  46-48-889 or 800-93-93
Mexico:  525-510-2550
Netherlands:  0900-0767
New Zealand:  4-473-9723
Nicaragua:  505-268-6171
Norway:  47-815-33-300
New Guinea:  675-326-0011
Philippines:  02-896-9191
Poland:  52-70-000
Portugal:  239-72-10-10
Puerto Rico: Linea PAS: 1-800-981-0023  or  ASSMCA (Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Service Administration): (787)-763-7575
Russia:  8-20-222-82-10
Singapore:  1800-221-4444
South Africa:  0861-322-322
South Korea:  2-715-8600
Spain:  91-459-00-50
Sri Vincent:  1-692-909
Sweden:  031-711-2400
Switzerland:  143
Thailand:  02-249-9977
Trinidad and Tobago:  868-645-2800
United Kingdom:  08457-90-90-90
USA:  1-800-784-8433 or 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-8255
Ukraine:  0487-327715


Online Resources!
Available Worldwide:
http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/ - UK-based forum for people dealing with everything from OCD to phobias, depression and anxiety.  This is a great place if you want to talk to other people dealing with similar issues, or if you're thinking of trying meds, CBT or other things and want to see what experiences others have had on it.

Unsuicide - directory of worldwide and location-specific online crisis services, including IM, chatroom, forum and text-based resources.

For USA and US Territories:  
http://www.crisischat.org/ - Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in partnersip with CONTACT USA. It is the first service of its kind where crisis centers across the United States have joined together to form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. The chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.


We've also been provided with the following link, which is a wiki directory of international resources.  We've not yet sorted through it to add details to this thread, but in the meantime, here is the link to the directory itself.
http://unsuicide.wikispaces.com/Online+Suicide+Help#.UxjWpoXN1Kw
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