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Suicide Forum - Live Chat & Online Support for Suicidal Thoughts & Emotional Distress

User Guide & Getting Started on SF

A Quick Start Guide and tutorial with pictures to help you make the most of SF Forums and Chat

Guidelines and Policies

A more detailed explanations of the forum rules and the guidelines within which we require members to operate while using the site. Following these rules and using the tips will allow you to get the most from SF safely.

Forum Rules - Please Read

Want to Chat about suicide and depression or looking for help with anxiety?
Please Read the rules first - UPDATED January, 2018

Forum News and Announcements

Covid-19 - PLEASE READ

Please read the thread in this forum for clarity on what the position is regarding Covid-19 related topics on SF. Policies may change as time passes. Last updte: 21st March 2020
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Forum News & Updates

Official news and information from the Suicide Forum Staff
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All About SF

Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with the site, post here for help. [Open to All]
You do not need to register to post in this forum.
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New Members - Welcome to SF

Welcome

Welcome to the forum, post here to introduce yourself to the rest of the community.
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My Story

Share your story here; tell us about your situation and what has brought you to SF. Feel free to link your "My Story" thread in future threads or in your signature so you do not have to repeat yourself as often in the future when meeting new friends here.... [members only]
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Member Information & Resources

Forum tutorials and other useful information will be available here.
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Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings

Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings

Talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings with others who understand.
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I Don't Feel Safe

Information and safety plans to help other people help you stay safe
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Help Me! I Need to Talk to Someone.

Just need to be heard? If you just need to talk to someone, post here for support.
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Self Harm & Substance Abuse

If you need support or advice on dealing with self harm and substance abuse, post here. WARNING - this forum does not allow graphic details or pro-drug posts. (members only)
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Road to Recovery

Strategies for Success

Share your successful coping mechanisms and what is working, or has worked for you, on your road to recovery here.
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Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages

Had a good day? Things looking up? Have you succeeded in overcoming your depression/suicidal thoughts/addiction etc? Post here with any positive messages and help others see that things can improve.
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Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles

Struggling with self care? Finding it hard to shower, clean, cook, eat healthy food? Find and share advice and tips here.
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Therapy and Medication

Discuss the various medications, treatments and therapy/counselling here.
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Let It All Out

Covid-19 Related Support

This forum is the only place Covid-19 related threads are allowed on the forum. Please 'ignore' this forum if this topic is not safe for you or message admin if you would like this forum removed from your view.
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Rants, Musings and Ideas

Life make you wanna scream sometimes? Have thoughts going around your head that you just need to get 'out there'? Tell us all about it here. There is also a Members Diary subforum here which can be used to vent or blog your feelings - no one can reply to the threads you make there. [Members only]
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Support and Advice

I Need Some Practical Advice

If you need to know how to access help, resources or simply need some practical advice on how to deal with your situation, please post here. NOTE: If you do not wish to take the advice given here, that is your right, but please be polite to people attempting to help you. Peer support is no replacement for professional advice.
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I Have a Question...

Sometimes things happen that make us wonder how or why but leave us too embarrassed to seek advice; don't be afraid, ask your questions here. This forum is for asking questions that you may not be able to ask anyone in "real life".

Rants will be moved to Let It All Out forum and evocative threads that could potentially turn into flames will be moved to the Soap Box forum.

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I Need Empathy and Compassion (No advice wanted)

Sometimes all you need is to be heard - to tell your story and know that it was read and that people care. This forum is for people not ready yet to be given practical advice but who need to know that people care about them and are willing to support them when they do reach that stage. Please do not offer advice or suggestions, just let members know you heard and care.
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You Are Not Alone

LGBTQIA

This forum is for people who need support surrounding issues with sexual orientation - whether you are confused, feel alone or simply have questions, post here. (members only)
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The Generation Gap

This forum is for connecting with people at a similar stage of life. Often the problems we face are harder for people very much younger or older than us to understand. Please choose which sub forum to post in depending on what stage of life you feel you are at. We have intentionally not included age guidelines because age is "just a number".
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Mental Health Disorders

A gathering place to talk about and gain support for various mental health issues.
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Work and Financial Problems

Work and money problems can be a major life issue for many people. If you are suffering from problems surrounding employment, your work environment or you have financial difficulties, post here.
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Life Changing or Long Term Physical Illness

Physical illness can be one of the hardest things to deal with - whether it is your own or someone close to you. If you are suffering from the effects of life changing or long term physical illness and pain, please post here.
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Grief and Bereavement

The loss of a loved one can easily lead to suicidal feelings and depression. For support with grief and bereavement please post here.
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Rape and Abuse

Discuss all forms of rape & abuse here. WARNING may trigger. sexually explicit posts are not permitted for the safety of all members. Please be safe when viewing. [Members Only]
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Bullying and Violence

Being bullied at school or at work? Suffering from violence or the after effects of violence? don't suffer alone, let others know how you feel.
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Family, Friends and Relationships

Personal relationships can be a real struggle, especially if you are suffering from mental illness or your life situation is difficult. This forum is to discuss problems and situations with family, friends and romantic relationships.
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Appearance and Body Image

Struggling with appearance and body image can cause people to feel alone and ashamed. Post here to get support.
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Faith Based Support

Faith or scripture based support

Is Faith or religion an important resource to you? Whether faith is a resource to you for improving attitude and mental health, or simply wish to talk about your faith here is the place - all faiths and religions welcome.
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Struggling with Faith now

Is Faith or religion an important resource to you? When struggling with faith that has been part of your life it is easy to feel lost and alone. People are happy to listen and share their struggles with you. All faiths and religions welcome.
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Prayer or Praise requests

Need a prayer? Feel like Praising or showing thanks? This is the forum. Absolutely no criticism or unsolicited advice is allowed in this forum.
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The Gathering

The Coffee House

A forum for general conversations, where people can come together and socialize. [Public Forum]
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Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View

Post here if you want to write about and start serious discussions on topic or area that is not prohibited in the rules of the forum. Sharing of opinions is fine - but please remember that people replying to an opinion are allowed to have a different opinion. Do not be rude or dismissive, and always remember EVERYONE deserves respect, even in disagreement. Sub-forums have their own rules in- read before posting.
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Member Contributions

The Poetry, Creative Writing, and other forms of Art, that our members create. This includes helpful links, for instance to resources, and reviews. Its all about the input of our members.
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