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    Suicide Reporting Tips

    If you encounter a direct-threat of suicide on InterPals:

    1. Contact law enforcement immediately.

    2. Report the User to the profile moderators. Please include as much information as possible about the situation, where the threat occurred (status message? private message? chat room? forum post? etc.). You can file a report to moderators by visiting the user's profile and clicking the "Report to Moderator" button.

    3. If the user is in the US, recommend to them that they contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24/7 hotline, at 1.800.273.TALK (8255) (otherwise, suggest that they contact their local suicide prevention hotline)

    4. If the user is in the US or local to you, call the appropriate hotline yourself. Please report the situation to a moderator first as InterPals will do its best to work with the appropriate agency and law enforcement directly in order to provide all the information at one time.

    If the user is not in the US you can view a list of suicide prevention hotlines in other countries by visiting http://www.befrienders.org and choosing from the drop down menu at the top of the page. If a number isn't listed for their area, recommend that they contact their local Suicide Prevention hotline.

    If it's not a direct threat / is less urgent:

    1. Report the user with as much information about the situation as possible

    2. If the user is in the US, recommend to them that they contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24/7 hotline, at 1.800.273.TALK (8255) (or a hotline in their local area)

    NOTE: InterPals cannot provide you updates on the situation in order to protect the privacy of everyone involved.

    Warning: Submitting false reports is a serious offence and can be punishable by law. Additionally, strict action will be taken against your account without further warning.

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