Talk:List of suicide crisis lines

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Unreachable websites, broken links[edit]

  • I cant seem to find www.lifeline.org.za- a website witch offers help to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and young people who are confused about their sexuality.
  • http://www.crisis.org.cn never loads. Pherhaps it is region locked?


Cleaning the list[edit]

I propose (a) removing non-notable entries and (b) removing the URLs, which listing here appears to be contact details, which WP:NOTDIR specifically prohibits. Stuartyeates (talk) 02:32, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

If it's acceptable to list the organization's URL on the org's own page (indeed, there's a slot in the infobox for it), why is it not acceptable to list it here? Taking it further, why is a phone number any different from a URL? Dricherby (talk) 08:03, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
When the URLs or phone numbers are appearing as contact information (rather than nagvigation, comparison or as references), then they're prohibited by WP:NOTDIR. Stuartyeates (talk) 08:24, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Quoting of URLs in organization infoboxes (and I mean any organization; the BBC, for example) is surely not as a reference (the organization is not, in general, a reliable source for itself and an infobox isn't a reflist). I don't understand what you mean by "comparison" and the word isn't used in WP:NOTDIR except to say that Wikipedia is not a price comparison service. "Navigation" typically refers to navigation within Wikipedia itself. So, as far as I can see, quoting of URLs in infoboxes is purely as a contact mechanism. Dricherby (talk) 08:47, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

If anyone wants to remove non-notable entries because "Writing or providing material in hopes of preventing suicide is not within the scope of our project, which is to create an encyclopedia", feel free to replace the article with this Wikipedia-appropriate draft: User:8ty3hree/List of suicide crisis lines (draft). 8ty3hree (talk) 03:01, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Mauritius Helpline Gone?[edit]

I can't find any active page on the internet for Mauritius. Can someone try to contact them? Sondra.kinsey (talk) 17:30, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Befrienders Mauritius
Helpline: (230) 800 93 93
Email Helpline: BefriendersMauritius@gmail.com

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Similar list created by WMF[edit]

The WMF has recently published a similar list at meta:Support and Safety/Mental health resources, as part of the WP:911 procedure. We may wish to coordinate with them, and bring both lists up to appropriate quality. TheDragonFire (talk) 09:00, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Removed a service[edit]

Removed Headspace since it says on its website :https://www.eheadspace.org.au/whats-eheadspace/is-this-service-right-for-me/ that their services is not for people who need emergency assistance. I also contacted them by email and they said that their service is not fitted to be on this page. "is not a suicide crisis service and is not suitable for this as we provide mild to medium level intervention."

More lines to be addded[edit]

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

I don't got time right now. --2001:8A0:6A47:BE01:D7D9:F82:4BDD:A1C (talk) 13:21, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Just a question[edit]

Maybe it's just me, but shouldn't the article have at least some form of protection? I know it's easy to spot vandalism, but this honestly feels like something that should be a public resource that should be untampered with. I mean, anyone could just replace the numbers with things like troll numbers, or even a recording that could encourage suicide. I'm not saying that those kind of numbers exist, I'm just saying. Same for websites, if you think about it. Again, that's just my thought, feel free to correct me. 71.213.254.156 (talk) 07:23, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

As the encyclopedia which anyone can edit, we try very hard to leave pages unprotected where possible. At our policy page for semi-protection, it says "Semi-protection should not be used as a preemptive measure against vandalism that has not yet occurred". If you create an account, you will have access to a watchlist which you can add this page to; then, when you visit your watchlist, any changes to this page will be listed, so you can see whether there has been vandalism and then undo it. Another set of eyes on this page would be very useful, because as you say tampering could be very harmful. But looking at the recent changes that have been made in the page history, it looks like edits by new or unregistered editors are more often useful additions than vandalism. Thanks! Bilorv(c)(talk) 11:54, 2 January 2019 (UTC)