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Concerns for someone's safety

There is nothing wrong with taking care of your mental health and asking for help. A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope, and that's fine. If you feel that you are at immediate risk of harming yourself, or someone else, there are people willing to support you. You might need to try a few options before you find appropriate support but don’t give up trying - there is help available.

Mentions of self-harm or suicide threats on GoFundMe

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 see a mention of self-harm or suicidal thoughts on our platform, please contact emergency services right away.  Although you may reach out to our team by clicking "Get help" on this page, the actions our team can take may be limited.

Recognizing Warning Signs

  • Engaging in self-harm behavior (including increasing their use of drugs or alcohol)
  • Changes in sleep and eating pattern
  • Becoming more inward and withdrawing from family and friends
  • Expressing hopeless feelings like "nothing will change" or "I'm a burden"
  • Talking or writing about hurting themselves or stating that they want to die

Resources

There are many resources and people available to help you right now if you or someone you know is expressing self harm or suicidal thoughts. Please select your location for additional information.

 

United States 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak to a counselor. Text HOME to 741741 to reach a counselor from Crisis Text Line via text message, or visit their website. Available to talk for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Canada 

The Lifeline Canada at 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a counselor. Visit their website to chat or text. Resources for yourself or someone in need. Available to talk for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Australia 

Reach out to a counselor from Lifeline who can be reached at 13 11 14. Or visit their website to chat online. Available to talk for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Spain 

Reach out to a counselor from Telefono de la esperanza who can be reached at 717 003 717. Visit their websites, http://www.telefonodelaesperanza.org/quienes-somos and https://www.telefonocontraelsuicidio.org/  Available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Italy 

Reach out to a counselor from TelefonoAmicoItalia who can be reached at 02 2327 2327. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free, 7 days a week.

Germany 

Reach out to a counselor from Telefonseelsorge who can be reached at 0800 111 0 111. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. They're available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Denmark 

Reach out to a counselor from Livslinien who can be reached at 70 201 201. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free 7 days a week.

Ireland 

Reach out to a counselor from Samaritans. For confidential support, please call 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org. Visit their website for details of the nearest branch. You can also contact Pieta House at 1800 247 247, or simply text HELP to 51444. Available to talk for free 7 days a week.

Norway 

Reach out to a counselor from HelpPhone who can be reached at 116 123. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Switzerland 

Reach out to a counselor from ‘Tel143’ who can be reached at 143. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free 7 days a week.

Austria 

Reach out to a counselor from Telefonseelsorge who can be reached at 1: 142. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Finland 

Reach out to a counselor from Mieli Crisis Centre who can be reached at +358 9 413 50510 or on their website.

Portugal 

Reach out to a counselor from Voz de Apoio who can be reached at 225 50 60 70. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

United Kingdom 

ENGLAND or SCOTLAND Reach out to a counselor from Samaritans who can be reached at 116 123. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NORTHERN IRELAND Reach out to a counselor from Lifeline who can be reached at 0808 808 8000. Or visit their website. Available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WALES Reach out to a counselor from Samaritans who can be reached at 116 123.. Welsh Language Line: 0808 164 0123 - this number is free to call (from 7pm - 11pm, 7 days a week). Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Belgium 

Reach out to a counselor from 1813 Zelfmoord who can be reached at 1813. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

France 

Reach out to a counselor from SOSHelp who can be reached at 01 46 21 46 46. Visit their website to chat online or send an email.

Luxembourg 

Reach out to a counselor from SOS Distress who can be reached at 45 45 45. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free, 7 days a week.

Netherlands 

Reach out to a counselor from 113 Zelfmoord Preventie who can be reached at 113. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free 7 days a week.

Sweden 

Reach out to a counselor from ‘MIND’ who can be reached at 90101. Visit their website to chat online or send an email. Available to talk for free 7 days a week.

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