Suicide and self-harm prevention

There is always help. If you’re going through a difficult time, we encourage you to talk to someone you trust or call a helpline. If you’re in immediate danger, please call the emergency services. Don’t wait.

What should I do if I’m feeling suicidal?

Speaking to someone is one of the most important things you can do when going through a difficult time. Reach out to a person you trust – like a friend, family member, or teacher – or call a helpline. Helplines offer confidential support, no matter the problems you face. Find a helpline in your country by clicking ‘Find a helpline.’ Alternatively, visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention to find help in your area.

 

Find a helpline

 

I’ve seen a kahoot that promotes self-harm. What should I do?

As we do not pre-screen or monitor all content posted, you may see sensitive content that encourages acts of self-harm. It’s important to flag this content immediately. We will review it within 24 hours and remove it. Read more on flagging inappropriate content.

 

My friend is feeling suicidal. What should I do? 

The most important thing you can do is to encourage your friend to talk about what they’re going through – either to you, someone else they trust, a counselor, or a helpline. When they talk to you, be a good listener, and ask open-ended questions so they can fully explain what they’re going through. It’s important to make them feel understood and heard, and your responses should avoid casting judgment and promising a quick solution. It’s OK not to have all the answers as this is an emotionally complex topic. Try to guide your friend toward professional help – options include visiting a counselor or calling a helpline.
 

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