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Reddit will now automatically connect potentially suicidal users with a hotline

4 Mar 2020

The social network is now automatically connecting users whose posts have been flagged for self-harm with the text-based suicide prevention hotline Crisis Text Line.

Reddit has long been a favored platform for people in emotional distress, with the subreddit r/SuicideWatch dating back to December 2008. Now, the company is taking a more active role in helping struggling users. On Wednesday, Reddit announced it will now automatically send any user with a post flagged for potential self-harm a message with a link to the Crisis Text Line, a text-based suicide prevention hotline.


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