Online Suicide Help

Can't talk on the phone, and seeking alternative help for emotional crisis? Find digital health services including live crisis chat, SMS texting, email, peer support forums, social media, apps, videos, and more, in this global directory (about).

This directory offers links and descriptions (including hours available) of web and mobile suicide crisis ehealth and mhealth services. This site is not itself a crisis service, and doesn't give counselling here - click the links to connect to help.

If you're thinking about suicide, please reach out, using technology you like to use.

There is hope.


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Youth services
LGBTQ+ peer supports

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Instant Messaging (IM) Chat

Kids Helpline (youth)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
On the Line

Crisis Services Canada (24/7, Canada)
ConnecTeen (youth, Calgary, AB)
Crisis Centre Chat (BC and Yukon)
Crisis Support Centre Online Chat (Edmonton, AB)
Distress Centre (Calgary, AB)
Distress Centre Oakville Crisis Chat (Oakville, ON)
IM Alive
Jeunesse, J’écoute (French-Canadian)
Kids Help Phone (<20, Canada)
Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services (Manitoba)
Northern Youth Online (Northern Canada)
ONTX (chat and texting)
Tel-jeunes (French-Canadian)
Vancouver Island Crisis Society (Vancouver Island, BC)
Woods Homes (youth, Canada)
Your Life Counts (youth)
Youth in BC (youth, BC and Yukon)
Youth Line (LGBTQ youth, Ontario)
YouthSpace (<30)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) (men)
Childline (youth)
Edinburgh Nightline (Edinburgh students)
Leeds Nightline (Leeds, UK)
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (Leeds, UK)
MindOut (LGBTQ)
The Mix (youth <25)
Strathclyde and Caledonian Nightline Online Listening

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ)
IM Alive
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA - service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran's Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

More IM chat sites:
IM Alive (global access, 24/7 crisis support)
7 Cups (global access, non-crisis)
Ó Lá Go Lá (Ireland)
113 Online (The Netherlands)
TheHopeLine Live HopeCoach Chat (Christian faith-based, global access, 90+ languages)
Zelfmoordlijn (Flemish - Belgium)

Chat Room Depression
Chatear depresion (Spanish)
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Online Support Groups
Depression Chat Rooms
Depression Recovery Groups
Depression Sanctuary
Edwina's Bipolar Depression Support
Healing from BPD Chat Room
Laura's Playground
Mixed Nuts Depression and Bipolar Information and Chat
On Your Mind
Reach Out
Recover Your Life
Removing Chains
Sala de Chat depresivo (Spanish)
The Site

Texting services list


bc211 (BC, Canada)
Befrienders Malaysia
Get Connected
Kids Helpline
Lifeline Kolkata (India)
Maytree (UK)
My Tears Are Real
Ó Lá Go Lá
Pieta House
Samaritans of Singapore
San Francisco Suicide Prevention
Sneha (India)
Teen Line
The Site
Youth in BC
Youth Space


Forums list (online mental health peer support)


Tumblr - Compassion Alert
Tumblr Suicide Watch

Reddit - Suicide Watch



Professional e-Mental Health Services (online therapy and more)

Apps (big list of mental health mobile apps for suicide prevention, depression, anxiety, sleep, more)

Self-Help this first
Bullying and Depression
Can't Sleep? Try this Guided Meditation Talkdown Video
Coping & Self-Care
Coping Suggestions for the Suicidal Person
Coping With Suicidal Thoughts
Get Self-Help - Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts
Lived Experience Coping Tips for Suicidal Thoughts
The Quiet Place
Reasons to go on Living
Reasons for staying alive when you are considering suicide
Self-help Resources - mental health info in 11 languages
Suicide Help: Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings
Suicide: The Forever Decision
The Antidepressant Skills Workbook
Wellness Workshop
What Happens Now?

Phone Hotline Directories

Befrienders (small limited network)
Hot Peach Pages: International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies
International Association for Suicide Prevention - Resources: Crisis Centres (recommended - global map of helplines)
International Suicide Prevention Wiki

Articles on e-mental health

Web services are not a substitute for local emergency health care. Go to a hospital when necessary.

Updated January 11, 2018. Image credit: "Help" by Alexandra Campo, Creative Commons. Go Green! Web Icon Set created by Dawghouse Design Studio.

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