Facebook: Clickhere to anonymously report someone as suicidal on Facebook. A member of Facebook’s Safety Team will send the user an e-mail with the Lifeline number and possibly a link to chat with Lifeline counselor.

Twitter: Click here and select “Self-Harm” to send an e-mail to Twitter reporting a suicidal user. Twitter will send the user a direct message with the Lifeline number.

YouTube: To report suicidal content, click on the flag icon under a video and select “Harmful Dangerous Acts” and then “Suicide or Self-Injury.” You Tube will then review the video and may send a message to the user that uploaded the video with the Lifeline number.

Tumblr: Click here to write an e-mail to Tumblr about a suicidal user. Include as much information as possible including the URL of the Tumblr blog. A member of Tumblr’s Safety Team will send the user an e-mail with the Lifeline number.

Call 911 is someone threatens to kill or hurt themselves

Other Resources and Links

How to Contact Safety Teams at Social Media Sites:

How To Be Helpful to Someone Who Is Threatening Suicide

  • Be direct. Talk openly and matter-of-factly about suicide.
  • Be willing to listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings.
  • Be non-judgmental. Don't debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or whether feelings are good or bad. Don't lecture on the value of life.
  • Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support.
  • Don't dare him or her to do it.
  • Don't act shocked. This will put distance between you.
  • Don't be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.
  • Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance.
  • Take action. Remove means, such as guns or stockpiled pills.​
  • Get help from persons or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

It can be scary when a friend or loved one is talking about suicide. Let us help you through it. If someone you know has any warning signs we encourage you to call 911.  The dispatchers at 911 will send someone to do a wellness check to ensure the safety and welfare of the person you are worried about.  You can also call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and talk with a crisis counselor to find out what resources are available in your area. 
Don't be afraid to ask for help!
Need more information? The Suicide Prevention Lifeline or Barry County Community Mental Health Authority are here to help.  

Suicide Prevention in College:

College can be a stressful time, and there are plenty of tools available.  www.affordablecollegesonline.org's resource center has provided an abundance of information on suicide prevention.

Barry County Community Mental Health  Authority:

They have help available 24 hours a day and are located in Hastings.  They offer many mental health care services to families, children, adults and seniors.

Better Addiction Care:

This site lists numerous resources and also has an confidential assessment that will enable them to tailor resources to your needs. It also has a facility search to find treatment centers nearby.