It can help to share your experiences with suicidal thoughts, feelings or behavior with someone you trust. If you are currently experiencing thoughts of suicide, find a trusted adult or friend, reach out to a professional mental health service or get immediate assistance by calling a hotline in your country or visiting your local hospital.
Orygen, the National Center of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, offers excellent advice about safely sharing information about suicidal thoughts online. The information in "A Young Person's Guide for Communicating Safely Online About Suicide" provides critical tips and tools. Some of what we share below is from that guide.
Before you post about suicide, take time to think about why you want to share the post and how it could make you feel later. Reflect on how your post could affect others and how their reactions may affect you. A few things to keep in mind: