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.

This wiki 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.

*Suicide…read this first*


On the Line


ConnecTeen (youth, Calgary, AB)
Crisis Centre Chat (BC and Yukon)
Crisis Support Centre Online Chat (Edmonton, AB)
Distress Centre Halton Crisis Chat (Halton, ON)
Distress Centre (Calgary, AB)
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)
Your Life Counts (youth)
Youth in BC (youth, BC and Yukon)
Youth Line (LGBTQ youth, Ontario)
YouthSpace (<25)


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)
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:

7 Cups (global access, non-crisis)
113 Online (The Netherlands)
TheHopeLine Live HopeCoach Chat (Christian faith-based, global access, 90+ languages)
Zelfmoordlijn (Flemish – Belgium)

Chat Rooms:

Chatear depresion (Spanish)
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Online Support Groups
Depression Chat Rooms
Depression Recovery Groups
Depression Sanctuary
Healing from BPD Chat Room
Transgender Pulse
Mixed Nuts Depression and Bipolar Information and Chat
On Your Mind
Reach Out
Recover Your Life
Removing Chains


bc211 (BC, Canada)
Befrienders Malaysia
Childline (youth)
ConnecTeen (youth, Calgary, AB)
Get Connected
Kids Helpline
Lifeline Kolkata (India)
Maytree (UK)
My Tears Are Real
Pieta House
Samaritans of Reading Berkshire, England
San Francisco Suicide Prevention
Sneha (India)
Teen Line
Youth in BC
Youth Space

Texting Services List

Tumblr – Compassion Alert
Tumblr Suicide Watch

Reddit – Suicide Watch


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
Reasons for staying alive when you are considering suicide
Self-help Resources – mental health info in 11 languages
Suicide Help: Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts & Feeling
Wellness Workshop

Phone Hotline Directories

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

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

Updated March 3, 2017. Image credit: “Help” by Alexandra Campo, Creative Commons. Go Green! Web Icon Set created by Dawghouse Design Studio.

If you have info to share on this site, please contact Sandra at @unsuicide or newtmedia [at] gmail.

About this directory

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