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Crisis Hot Lines

(Rape, Abuse, & Incest, National Network)
1-800-656-HOPE 1-800-656-(4673)

Crisis Lifeline
(For someone to talk to)

* You will talk to someone
   who will listen to you,
* ask you questions,
* do everything they can to help.

Para Espanol
Cuando el centro contesta su llamada, usted estará hablando con una persona que le escuchará, le hará preguntas y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para ayudarlo.
Self-Harm Crisis Line
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eastern Time


International Hotlines are on the Home Page.

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Reporting Policy
Terms Of Use (T.O.U.s)

Our Reporting Policy
The only reasons we will ever report to a member's local law enforcement is if one of the following conditions occur:

A) A member posts or otherwise reveals that they are going to intentionally cause severe bodily harm to themselves (as some survivors do cut, this would not normally be considered severe, as typically "most cutting" is only intended to draw blood, not end life) other forms of self-harm are more difficult to control and may be reported.

B) A member posts or otherwise reveals that they are going to intentionally cause severe bodily harm to another.

C) A member, under 18 years of age, posts or otherwise reveals that they are being abused or assaulted and will not / refuses to report.
We will first try to assist the member in finding a safe method that they can use to report (an exception to this may be if the member is in another country AND has posted that they cannot leave or do not have another location where they will be safe).

D) A member posts or otherwise reveals that they have been threatened with severe bodily harm or death, and will not act in a way to prevent the attack or assault.

E) Lastly, when we are duly served with a legal court order requiring us to release the information as stated in the court order.

This isn't only a matter of following the Law, it is also a moral responsibility that we must act according to what the average person in a community would expect.

We believe that suicide takes your pain and gives it to those that care about you.

Most people agree that it is both selfish and a permanent answer to a temporary problem,
(Survivors know that surviving does not always mean that we will be "all better" tomorrow).

We reserve the right to add to or modify this policy in the future.

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