If someone you know is posting concerning content on social media or talking about suicide, it’s important to speak up right away.  Encourage your friend to contact Long Island Crisis Center at (516) 679-1111 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.  If your friend has a plan to commit suicide, you must immediately tell someone who can intervene. In some cases you may need to call 911.

In addition to these steps, you can also contact the safety teams for the following social media sites:

Facebook

Click here to report suicidal content on Facebook.  Be sure to fill out the form as completely as possible so the Facebook safety team can investigate.

Twitter

Click here to report self harm or suicidal content on Twitter.  Twitter will contact the reported user and offer resources.

Instagram

Click here to learn what to do if you’re concerned about a friend or follower on Instagram

Snapchat

Click here to report a safety concern regarding a Snapchat account or a snap or chat you have received.

YouTube

To report content on YouTube, click on the more icon and then the flag icon under a video.  For  issue, select “Harmful Dangerous Acts” and then choose “Suicide or Self-Injury.” Be sure to select submit at the bottom in order to send your report.