Welcome to Connections
Connections is an online directory where people who are living with suicidal thoughts and feelings, including those who have survived attempts, can connect with others who have been there for support in their journey of recovery. Connections peer support volunteers serve as supportive listeners and, if helpful, share their experience of recovery and suicidal intensity.
Connections is a network for communication and remote-only informal support that is driven by the individuals and peer supporters themselves. It is not a full-time service and peer supporters are not mental health service professionals. Connections peer supporters are friendly volunteers– they are not working as professional treatment providers and should not be relied upon as a primary source of care in urgent situations.
We care about your safety! If you are in a crisis , and/or if you are experiencing intense urges or thoughts of harming yourself now, contact a suicide prevention hotline in your country right away. In the USA, call 1-800-273-8255 or select the chat service. Another option in the USA is the Crisis Text Line. Text HOME to 741-741 to get started.
In the event of a medical emergency, i.e. if you or someone you know is in the process of a suicide attempt, call the emergency service of the country you are located right away (Dial 911 if you are in the USA).
Benefits Of Peer Support
Connect with a Peer Supporter who has been through a similar experience and is living in recovery.
It’s up to you how much information you wish to disclose to a Connections Peer Supporter.
Use of the directory is free of charge to anyone who is 18 years or older.
You and a Connections Peer Supporter decide how you communicate, when, and how often.
Ask a question without the fear of embarrassment or judgment.