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Suicide & self-harm

TikTok Cares

TikTok is a positive and supportive community. We hope that the dances, songs, cute animals, scenery, and comedy can bring happiness to people on our platform.

But sometimes, loneliness and stress are hard to avoid. If you or someone you may know are having a tough time or contemplating self-harm, we want you to know that we are here to help.

What TikTok is doing to support and protect our community

The safety and well-being of the TikTok community is our top priority. Our policies aim to support people who may be struggling and provide access to expert emotional help.

  • We do not allow content depicting, promoting, normalizing, or glorifying activities that could lead to suicide or self-harm. We also do not permit TikTok community members to share content depicting them partaking in, or encouraging others to partake in, dangerous activities that may lead to serious injury or death. However, we do support members of our community sharing their personal experiences with these issues in a safe way to raise awareness and find community support. Learn more
  • We will not show self-harm related content when searching related terms. Instead, we want to support our community by providing resources and access to emotional support helplines. We surface regional suicide prevention hotline numbers and additional localized resources that can help.
  • TikTok works with emotional health experts to continually improve our policies and approach.
  • In the event that our intervention could help a TikTok community member who may be at risk of harming themselves, the TikTok team may also alert local emergency services.

To better support our community, Tiktok partners with experts to develop toolkits for everyone to learn more about improving their well-being, and to build a supportive online community.  Learn more


If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, help is available.


Centro de Asistencia al Suicida 011 5275 – 1135 & 135


Lifeline 13 11 14 or chat online here

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 or chat line here


Telefonseelsorge 142


Centro de Valorização da Vida 188


Crisis Services Canada 1 833 456 4566

Kids Help Phone 1 800 668 6868


MIELI Suomen Mielenterveys 09 2525 0111

S.O.S Amitié 09 72 39 40 50

Suicide Ecoute 01 45 39 40 00

SOS Suicide Phénix 01 40 44 46 45


Wenn du das Gefühl hast, dass es dir nicht gut geht, gibt es unter 0800 1110111 (telefonseelsorge) oder NummergegenKummer anonym die Möglichkeit, sich Unterstützung zu suchen.


Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia 119


Samaritans 116 123

Text50808 Text HELLO to 50808


The 105 Hotline 105

Eran 1201 ניתן לפנות לער”ן ברשת 1201


Telefono Azzurro 1 96 96

Telefono Amico 02 2327 2327


日本いのちの電話連盟 0570-783-556

東京自殺防止センター 03-5286-9090

よりそいホットライン 0120-279-338


Embrace 1564


Consejo Ciudadano CDMX 55 5533 5533


113 zeelfmoord preventie 0800 – 0113

New Zealand

Lifeline Aotearoa: 0800 543 354 or text ‘HELP’ to 4357

Youthline Helpline: 0800 376 633 Or text 234 from 8am – 12am 1737

Need to Talk? Free call or text 1737


Umang Pakistan (92) 0311 7786264 / 0311 (77UMANG)


Support Center 800 70 2222

Telefon Zaufania dla Dzieci i Młodzieży116111

Republic of Lithuania


Телефон доверия 8-800-2000-122


Institute of Mental Health 24-hour Mental Health Helpline: 6389-2222

Samaritans of Singapore 24-hour Hotline: 1800-221-4444 or

Care TextTOUCH Mental Wellness 1800-377-2252 (Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm)

Singapore Association for Mental Health 1800-283-7019 (Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm) Mindline

South Africa

Childline South Africa 116

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) 0800 567 567 / 0800 456 789

South Korea

자살예방상담전화 1393

청소년전화 1388

정신건강상담전화 1577-0199

한국생명의전화 1588-9191


Telefono de la esperanza 717 003 717






กรมสุขภาพจิต กระทรวงสาธารณสุข 1323

สะมาริตันส์ 02 713-6793

Samaritans (English mailbox) 02 713-6791


Aile, Çalışma ve Sosyal Hizmetler Bakanlığı 144

United Kingdom

Samaritans 116 123

United States

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line 741-741


Bộ Công an Việt Nam 113