The internet and suicide

The internet can be an invaluable resource for individuals experiencing self-harm and suicidal feelings, however, it can also provide access to content that can be distressing and triggering.

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Industry guidelines for managing self-harm and suicide content

Guidelines for sites and platforms on managing self-harm and suicide content using safe and sensitive approaches, based on the latest evidence. Developed in collaboration with academics, industry, government, third sector organisations and people with lived experience, the guidelines provide guidance on reducing access to harmful content and maximising opportunities for support for vulnerable users.

View Samaritans' industry guidelines

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