Worried about someone on Social Media....

If you or someone you know is in immediate physical danger related to suicide or self-harm, please contact 911 or local law enforcement for help. If the threat is not immediate, you should contact a family member or loved one to try to help.

From time to time you may encounter a person who is expressing thoughts of suicide on your social media sites. If someone you know online is showing any of these warning signs, it is important that you post a message encouraging them to contact someone for help. If you are friends with the person in real life or know where the person is, please call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) so that you can talk to a crisis counselor.

     ♦ Writing about wanting to die or to kill oneself.

     ♦ Writing about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

     ♦ Writing about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.

     ♦ Writing about being a burden to others.

     ♦ Writing about seeking revenge.

Ways to get them the help they need
♦ Facebook: Click here to anonymously report someone as suicidal on Facebook. A member of Facebook’s Safety Team will send the user an e-mail with the Lifeline number and possibly a link to chat with Lifeline counselor.

♦ Twitter: Click here and select “Self-Harm” to send an e-mail to Twitter reporting a suicidal user. Twitter will send the user a direct message with the Lifeline number.

♦ MySpace: Click on the “Report Abuse” link that appears at the bottom of every MySpace page and complete the form. MySpace will then send an e-mail to the MySpace user with the Lifeline number.

♦ YouTube: To report suicidal content, click on the flag icon under a video and select “Harmful Dangerous Acts” and then “Suicide or Self-Injury.” You Tube will then review the video and may send a message to the user that uploaded the video with the Lifeline number.

♦ Tumblr: Click here to write an e-mail to Tumblr about a suicidal user. Include as much information as possible including the URL of the Tumblr blog. A member of Tumblr’s Safety Team will send the user an e-mail with the Lifeline number.

♦ Pheed: Click here to see instructions. Or click on the Flag to send the pheed to Pheed for review. Once again if you know them suggest they seek help. 

♦ Google+: To report the post click report post, identify why you're reporting the post. Other resources for Google+

♦ Instagram: Tap the three dots. Tap Report Inappropriate and select this photo puts people at risk> Self-harm. Instagram will review it and try to reach out to the person to provide them with more information.  Click here more detailed instructions.

♦ Snapchat: If you know them in real life suggest the get help or contact someone to get them help. Report inappropriate content here.

♦  Vine: Click here and select “Self-Harm” to send an e-mail to Vine reporting a suicidal user. Vine will send the user a direct message with the Lifeline number.