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About self-harm and suicide

Thoughts of self-harm or suicide should be taken seriously. Asking for help is brave. 

If you or someone you know is in immediate physical danger, contact your local emergency services right away. We also suggest contacting professional resources in your area, and we have included a list of available resources below.  

If you or someone you know is expressing self-harm or suicidal thoughts on our platform, please reach out to our team here

Below are questions to consider when assessing if someone on our platform is expressing thoughts of self-harm:

  • Does this person’s GoFundMe contain signs of self-harm or suicidal thoughts?
  • Has this person posted photos of self-harm on their fundraiser? Does their fundraiser story mention self-harm? 

Resources

There are many resources and people available to help you right now if you or someone you know is expressing suicidal thoughts.  

If you’re in the US

To talk to someone, reach out to a counselor on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 

If you prefer text message rather than a phone call, text HOME to 741741 to reach a counselor from Crisis Text Line. They're available to talk over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit their website by following this link

Lastly, if you would rather speak with someone through instant message, you can do so on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

If you are outside of the US: Please follow this link for a list of international suicide prevention hotlines. 

If you’re in the UK: Text HOME to 85258 to reach a counselor from Crisis Text Line via text message. They're available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you’re in Canada: Text HOME to 686868 to reach a counselor from Crisis Text Line via text message. They're available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

GoFundMe’s approach to self-harm and suicide threats

GoFundMe is dedicated to the safety of our users on and off our platform. When GoFundMe locates a fundraiser suggesting self-harm or suicide, our Trust & Safety team contacts the customer to provide them with professional resources and encourage them to seek help.

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