About the Online Suicide Help directory:

This site is a collection of links and descriptions (including hours available) of web and mobile suicide crisis services. The directory is not itself a crisis service, and does not offer counselling here. Please click the links to connect to help.

Online Suicide Help offers links to IM chat, chat rooms (group chat), peer support forums, social media supports, SMS texting services, mobile apps, online self-help resources, professional e-health services, and other crisis directories.

This site is unique in focusing on online mental health services alone, recognizing a preference among many users not to use a phone to call a crisis hotline, but willingness to try a chat option. Seeing a need for an easy way to find a patchwork of IM chat services which are mostly geoblocked to be only available to one country, or even one town, this directory organizes them geographically and alphabetically.

It also features pages highlighting e-mental health services for youth, LGBTQ people, and coping tips from people who've been suicidal.

The Online Suicide Help directory was created in 2011 by a suicide attempt survivor who is a mental health advocate with extensive lived experience using e-health services and social media. Sandra was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers by the Governor General of Canada for her work creating this site, and other mental health advocacy.

If you are at imminent risk of suicide or have already harmed yourself, please go to a hospital. If you have less acute suicidal feelings, please reach out via technology for support and ways to cope.

To add a link, or for more information, please contact Sandra at @unsuicide or newtmedia at gmail.com.

This site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It's not intended to diagnose or treat suicidal people or provide medical advice. Information is provided without warranty or condition, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, as to quality, accuracy, legality, reliability, efficacy, or completeness. Users of this site do so at their own risk and by using agree to indemnify the provider from any and all liability, loss, injury, damages, costs, and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising from use of information on this site.

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