Safety Center

Suicide Prevention Resources

TikTok Cares

TikTok is a positive and supportive community. We hope that the cool dances, beautiful songs, cute animals, stunning scenarios, and comedy can bring happiness to people on our platform. 
But sometimes, loneliness and stress are hard to avoid. So if you or someone you may know are having a tough time, we want you to know that we are here to help. 

Contact a professional if you are in danger of immediate physical harm

If you are considering harming yourself, or if you are concerned about the wellbeing of a friend or family member, please contact your local emergency services, a suicide-prevention helpline, or expert listening service for help. Find the list of local suicide-prevention helplines in your country below. 

Talk to someone you trust

Asking for help, or opening up, can be extremely difficult, especially when it comes to your own mental wellbeing. However, just talking to someone you trust, like a family member or friend can bring relief. Reach out to them and let them know about what you’re going through. 

Find out more about self care and ways to support yourself

It’s important to be kind to yourself when you are struggling with something or feel stressed out. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, give yourself a break and engage in activities that make you feel more supported and relaxed. Here are some self-care tips that others have found helpful. 

1.Take a break when you need it.

  • When you’re overwhelmed, remember to take the time to stop, stand and stretch for 2 minutes. 
  • Take a deep breath and release. Repeat until you feel less tension in your mind and body.
  • Take a day off from social media and the Internet. You could even take a mental health day if you need a break from school or work. 

2.Change your environment and engage in activities that lift your mood

  •  If possible, take a walk outside, connect with nature, and enjoy some fresh air. Or stay inside and dance to a song you love.
  • Watch your favorite movie, make plans with a friend, read a book, treat yourself to your favorite snack or create a happy playlist!
  • Prioritize sleep, nutrition and exercise.

3.Connect to the world around you.

  • Consider joining an interest or volunteer group.
  • Take a new class or start a new hobby that you have always wanted to try. 

4.Practice gratitude.

  • Make a list of things of five things you are grateful for in your life (it can be a person, place, or thing).
  • Reach out to someone you are grateful for and tell them how much you appreciate them.
  • Keep a daily gratitude journal.

If you have a friend in trouble, you can also encourage them to contact a suicide-prevention hotline listed below: 

  • United States
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
    • 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.
    • Telefono Azzurro 1 96 96
    • Telefono Amico 02 2327 2327
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Taiwan
    • 安心專線:1925
  • Hong Kong
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
    • กรมสุขภาพจิต กระทรวงสาธารณสุข 1323
    • สะมาริตันส์ 02 713-6793 
    • Samaritans (English mailbox)  02 713-6791
  • Indonesia
    • Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia 119
  • Japan
  • South Korea
    • 자살예방상담전화 1393
    • 청소년전화 1388
    • 정신건강상담전화 1577-0199
    • 한국생명의전화 1588-9191

Never forget that you are part of a larger whole and you matter. 
With love, #TeamTikTok