SF is a peer to peer support site for people dealing with suicidal thoughts, depression, and other mental health related issues. On SF everybody matters and every life matters.
SF is a group of peers- others that have dealt with or are dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression and the sometimes seemingly unbearable pain that comes from just living with these and similar conditions. SF is not Doctors, therapists, or counselors- but rather is real people that actually understand how you feel because they have felt the same way and dealt with similar situations.
The app allows you to post and reply and receive notifications when your posts get replies or you get private support messages. On the actual site (both regular online site and mobile site version) there are chat rooms open 24/7 to talk, listen, and be heard in.
SF is not a place that will help you plan a suicide or discuss methods of suicide. It is a place to discuss methods of living without the pain and loneliness so many deal with in day to day life. We do not expect people to pretend and put on fake smiles- just give you a place to talk and be real, while you are offered advice that you can choose to listen to or not and decide for yourself if it will be helpful in your situation or not.
SF has NO religious affiliations, corporate or pharmaceutical affiliations, and no advertisements of any kind. There are members from 36 different countries around the world and the common bond is that we do not expect anybody to stay silent about the pain in their lives or problems they face. We intend to break the silence and eliminate the shame and stigma many associate with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts.
There is hope for everybody even you. Most arrive at SF feeling like there is no hope and no way out of the situation they are in. While it is hard maybe impossible sometimes- to see a better world while dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts and feeling by yourself, with the help of our 40,000 members you will can find ways to make life not only better, but worthwhile.
Whether you need a virtual hug and support from people that understand how life can be genuinely painful sometimes, advice on how to deal with a difficult or seemingly impossible family, work, or living situation, or want to discuss treatment options that might be available that can help- we have members that can relate and understand what you are dealing with.
Self-medicating, alcohol or drug abuse, self-harm, abusive relationships, past trauma, loneliness, or even just no longer seem to fit in the world or see a point to living all of these issues and many many more are common place in our community. But at SF we do not look down or judge you. We do offer compassion and understanding as well as hope (and advice and guidance if that is what you are looking for).
You do not need to suffer alone. You too can break the silence and talk about the thoughts and feelings that others may not understand because we do. It is 100% free, no membership dues or costs. If you can connect to the internet by computer, tablet, or mobile device we are here for you whenever you need it- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are here because YOU MATTER!