Someone has just sent me a suicidal message on Kik. What can I do?

If someone you know is having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, you should seek help as soon as possible by contacting agencies specialized in suicide prevention. These resources provide help to those in need, and could also help you to support your friend.

You can also contact your local police so they can take the appropriate actions to help. If you’re notifying law enforcement that this is someone you’ve been chatting with on Kik, make sure to provide the investigating officer with that person’s Kik username. You can direct the officer to our Law Enforcement Resource Center where they’ll find information about how our team can work with them in emergency situations. 

If you’re having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please reach out to a suicide hotline immediately. These hotlines have counselors who are trained to help with a variety of sensitive issues including depression, feelings of loneliness, depression,  substance abuse, mental illness, and relationship problems.

We also have a number of wellness bots on Kik dedicated to offering support to anyone who may need it, including:

  • Koko bot, which offers peer-to-peer support to promote emotional wellbeing
  • Shine bot, which sends inspirational quotes, motivational messages, and advice
  • Stop, Breathe & Think bot, which provides mindfulness techniques and meditation

Check out this FAQ to learn how to start chatting with these wellness bots on Kik.

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