I have a question and I am not sure if this is the right forum to post it in as I am new here. I apologise if I have chosen the wrong forum or if the question seems inapropriate. Regarding the issue of confidentiality when someone discloses suicidal feelings to you I have some misgivings. Standard protocol is to not keep the persons statement in confidence and to go report it. Is it always wrong to promise confidentiality? If someone just needs someone to confide in and that may be all it could take to save their lives, what if they are afraid to say anything because you will report them? What if someone is afraid to tell someone what they are going through because they are afraid the person will call 911 or something? Could it be appropriate to promise confidentiality so long as the person just states having suicidal feelings but there is no immediate death threat? I would really appreciate some constructive feedback on this matter.